The Council has given preliminary support to design a separated two-way cycleway on Bobbin Head Road in North Turramurra between Burns Road and Milton Road.

Under the proposal the state government will provide $135,000 to the project from its Get NSW Active grant program, with the balance of $50,000 funded through the Ku-ring-gai environmental levy.

The cycleway would run alongside Bobbin Head Road between Burns and Milton Roads and be primarily aimed at less experienced riders interested in cycling but concerned about being in traffic.

According to Transport for NSW research, people are more likely to get out of cars and onto bikes if they have access to safe cycling routes.

The cycleway would be designed for use by school students at the nearby North Turramurra Public and Ku-ring-gai High, as well as residents on mobility scooters.

It would give people riding bikes access to the recently upgraded Samuel King Oval, the North Turramurra shopping strip and the North Turramurra Recreation Area.

Following the Council vote last night Mayor Jeff Pettett said the next step would be to consult the community on the project.

“Ultimately the Council has plans for a network of safe cycling routes extending from Turramurra all the way to St Ives and Wahroonga.”

“The North Turramurra cycleway would be a first step in making that a reality.”

The Mayor added that community consultation on the project would begin next month.

To read the Council report go to krg.nsw.gov.au/council

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