Cyclists are enjoying safer riding on one of the shire's busiest roads.
In a regional first, the four kilometre cycling facility along Beach Road combines dedicated cycle lanes and parking lane use between the popular beachside villages of Batehaven and Surf Beach.
Defined by painted lines on sealed road shoulders, the new bike lanes link Batehaven with Caseys Beach, while markers in the parking lane permit on-road cycling from Caseys Beach to Surf Beach shops. For extra safety, signs to limit parking have been installed in some places.
Council's director of infrastructure Warren Sharpe OAM said allocating space to cyclists on both sides of the road with line-marking has increased safety and opportunities for cyclists.
"The new line marking and signage allows bike riders to safely cycle between existing shared pathways around Batehaven, Caseys Beach and Surf Beach, and links them to the shared pathway directly into Batemans Bay CBD," he said.
"This cycling facility is the first of its kind in regional NSW, and we thank Bega MP Andrew Constance and the NSW Government for funding the initiative in Eurobodalla."
The project was funded by Transport for NSW under the Fast Tracked Roadside Public Spaces Program in an initiative to stimulate transport alternatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop safe cycling routes.