19 May 2010
Liverpool is set to get part of the proposed 100km of new bike paths under a $158 million NSW state government scheme to improve health and reduce road congestion.
In a bid to rival the growth in the number of cyclists as seen in the Sydney CBD most paths will be created off-road and won't disturb vehicle lanes. This has been received well by cycling groups who say it will improve safety and curb conflict over road space.
In NSW almost half a million adults ride a bike and this plan is set to connect areas to the CBD more successfully.
The plan will be rolled out over ten years and heavily focuses on western Sydney, where it is expected to support about 500 jobs as well – a welcome bonus!