Bicycle Tasmania welcomes the decision of Council to progress the Sandy Bay Walking and Cycling Project. It is a significant step in providing other transport options for residents in the Taroona and Sandy Bay areas.
Several aldermen spoke of the importance of a connected bicycle network (Ruzicka, Zucco, Briscoe, Harvey, Burnet) because safe paths from destination to destination is what is needed to get most people riding for transport. Action on Sandy Bay Road Walking and Cycling Project is a vital step forward in achieving this connected network in the City of Hobart.
Confident riders will be better serviced by the improvements to the road surface that will occur as a key part of the Sandy Bay Road project, but importantly, new riders will be attracted by the greater level of service provided by both the removal of hazards (poor pavement, grates, some parked cars) and the clearer delineation of space for bike riders.
We look forward to working with Council to continually develop cycleway infrastructure in future.