$4.8 million cycleway to connect Sydney's North West
The NSW Government is funding a crucial active transport link at Winston Hills in Sydney’s north-west connecting dozens of suburbs and vital pieces of infrastructure, including the 24km north-west T-way.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the funding, part of the $110 million Get NSW Active program, would create real active transport solutions for people and families in and around the Parramatta and Cumberland Local Government areas.
“Funding this critical missing link will connect residents north of the Cumberland Highway to several key pieces of infrastructure including Toongabbie East Public School, the Westmead Health and Innovation District and the north-west T-way, 24km of uninterrupted cycleway from Parramatta to Blacktown and Rouse Hill.”
“By unlocking a safer, easier way to travel to school we’re providing families with greater choice on how they get around and giving them the opportunity to leave the car at home and save on fuel.”
Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor said the cycleway will alsoconnect Old Windsor Road, Constitution Hill, with Briens Road, Northmead, providing a separated cycling connection that is accessible to people of all ages and cycling abilities.
“Children will be able to safely ride their bikes to school with mum or dad, local workers at Westmead, Toongabbie and Parramatta will have an entirely new option for their commute and members of the community will have a new way to explore their suburbs,” Mr Taylor said.
The path will cross over the Cumberland Highway and a new bridge will be built over Toongabbie Creek with construction due to commence in 2023.
The first two of three tranches of Get NSW Active funded 55 metropolitan and 67 regional projects across the Six Cities.
The final tranche for the year will be announced in its entirety in coming weeks.