Councils are preparing to build a temporary on-road cycling route along the GreenWay corridor after the NSW Government’s refusal to support, or release plans for, a permanent pathway.
The Friends of the GreenWay group understands that GreenWay councils are marking out a temporary route which will guide cyclists and pedestrians from the Cooks River to Sydney Harbour, using signage and road marking paint.
The Friends’ group welcomed the temporary on-road route but said it was disappointing that it came after the NSW Government had refused point blank to advance plans for the GreenWay.
“It’s now been 600 days since Transport minister Gladys Berejiklian said the GreenWay was ‘deferred’ back in September 2011,” Friends’ spokesperson Jud Agius said.
Mr Agius said it was also concerning that Ms Berejiklian had refused to release plans prepared by Transport for NSW outlining potential options for a Cooks River to White Bay pedestrian and cycling link, which includes the GreenWay corridor.
“Significant work has been undertaken by the transport bureaucracy to prepare a detailed study but it has not been allowed to release this work,” he said.
“Additionally, Transport for NSW has not released patronage studies which were carried out last year on the Cooks River to White Bay route.
“With the release of the Bays Precinct report – and activation of the White Bay precinct through the cruise passenger terminal and temporary exhibition centre developments – now is the time for a full
public debate and discussion on these plans.
“The Long Term Transport Masterplan released late last year says the Cooks River to White Bay link was a medium term priority for the government so there is no need to carry out any further strategies or studies.
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