Cycling is popular in Sutherland Shire and the council is working hard to make it safer and easier to get around by bike.
Plans are afoot for the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link – a specially designed 11km pathway utilising sections of the rail corridor.
The proposed route will connect several suburbs and feed into the off-road cycleway between Padstow and Sutherland, improving access to community facilities and services including 26 schools, 3 hospitals, one university and 2 TAFE campuses.
The council has worked closely with Transport for NSW on the project. Transport for NSW is preparing a business case for funding approval to commence construction.
The final stage of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway will be completed in September. This is the ‘missing link’ in the southern section of the Botany Bay Trail which runs from La Perouse to Kurnell.
With 5 stages already complete, the reserve has been transformed from a polluted, industrial bay to an attractive foreshore used by migratory birds with a long flat pathway that is popular with families.
These major projects and a growing cycling culture among residents, signal a shift in the Shire’s high dependence on car travel.
Like with the rest of Sydney, walking and cycling are becoming more viable and reliable alternative transport options, particularly for short trips. See how we recently reported progress in Parramatta, North Sydney and Inner West councils.
You can find out more about the Sutherland to Cronulla route and cycling in the Sutherland Shire on the council website.