Get on your bike, have a say on plan
BALLINA Shire Council asks those who like cycling to get on their bikes, and have a say on the Draft Ballina Bike Plan.
The Draft Bike Plan sets out Ballina Shire Council's priorities for creating a bicycle friendly environment over the next 10-years.
The plan has four main areas of focus, including:
Shared path connections within and between towns in the shire,
Safety for cyclists,
Cycling support facilities, such as signs, lighting and bike parking areas; and
Promotion of cycling in the community.
The draft plan includes a review of existing shared path networks in Alstonville, Ballina Island, East Ballina, West Ballina, Cumbalum, Lennox Head, Skennars Head, Wardell, and Wollongbar. New shared paths are also identified.
Council's and Roads and Maritime Services' Ballina road safety officer, Helen Carpenter, said the council's vision was for a shared path bike network to "connect towns in the shire and key destinations, linking growth and urban centres, transit exchanges, open spaces, shopping centres and schools".
"Whether you're a keen cyclist, or would like to do more cycling, have a look at the draft plan and have your say," she said.
A drop-in session will be held at the Richmond Room in Ballina today, October 5, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. The plan also is available at the shire's libraries, council's office or at ballina.nsw.gov.au.