The Moruya to South Head pathway could give a much-needed boost to the Eurobodalla Shire’s cycling infrastructure, Deputy Mayor Anthony Mayne says.
“In the Eurobodalla, my personal experience has been really positive,” he said.
“(However) we have a lack of cycling infrastructure, which is an impediment to commuter cycling and sport cycling.
“That’s why projects such as the Moruya to South Head shared pathway are really important for our shire.”
Cr Mayne said the pathway would boost tourism, as well as improving local connectivity.
“We promote ourselves as a shire with tourism as a focal point,” he said.
“Canberra is on our doorstep, and it’s one of the major cycling hubs in Australia.
“We have a highway and some other roads – but a lot of the other roads are also 100-km roads.
“Riding a pushbike on a Saturday morning, with cars going past at 100 kilometres, and traffic in the other direction as well can be challenging.
“(The shared pathway) would give us a cycle-way from Moruya Hospital under the bridge all the way to South Head, and that’s great for kids, mums and dads and serious cyclists as well.
“It’s such an important project, and one of the reasons why we need to deliver with the $750,000 the Honourable Andrew Constance has recently given the shire.”