The Tasmanian Government has started the process to distribute $2 million to greater Hobart councils to implement cycling projects.
The Better Active Travel in Greater Hobart Grant Program opened at the start of February and the Hobart, Glenorchy, Clarence and Kingborough Councils have two months to apply for matched funding for local cycling projects.
The councils have also got together with the government to agree on a Greater Hobart Cycling Plan, which will help guide how the grant funding is allocated.
The plan brings together all the cycling projects each council would like to build on one map to show the connections across council boundaries.
Cycling South is the organisation that the greater Hobart councils fund to help them coordinate their cycling efforts and it’s helping to prioritise projects based on how “shovel-ready” they are and likely impact on rider numbers and connectivity.
The first project given the green light is an underpass under Summerleas Road in Kingston for the Whitewater Creek Path.
When the underpass is built it will mean riders can travel from the Huon Highway up to the Bunnings intersection without crossing a road. Hobart Cycling Plan The new Greater Hobart Cycling Plan is distinguished from past plans by stipulating that the routes must be built to an All Ages and Abilities standard.This means separated cycleways on busy roads or off-road paths. There may be some sections on road but this will only be where speeds are 30 km or less and fewer than 500 vehicles a day – similar to […]
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