A new shared bike path will help to improve the safety of cyclists on their way to the Tamworth Mountain Bike Club.
The project, costing $345,000, will involve the construction of a 910m-long shared path from the intersection of Monteray Street, along Forest Road to the Tamworth Mountain Bike Club facility.
“An additional 120m wet-weather shared path will also be constructed to provide all-weather access,” Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said.
“This project will provide a key link to the Tamworth Mountain Bike Club and greatly improve the safety of patrons accessing this wonderful facility.
“Currently cyclists have to ride along a narrow road with a speed limit of 80 km in order to reach the park from Tamworth.
“The construction of the shared path is expected to increase usage of the Mountain Bike Park, particularly by younger users who do not yet have their driver's licenses.
“There is also room for future expansion works of this shared path, continuing from the Park to the areas of Forest Hills and Moore Creek.
“This would involve a further 2100m of shared path and provide a key link to Tamworth,” Mr Anderson said.
Earlier this year the Tamworth Mountain Bike Club received $165,000 for stage two of the park’s extension, which will include toilets and covered picnic seating, bike stands and play equipment for children as well as a walking trail with information about local Aboriginal heritage.
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