Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a novice with training wheels or someone who never hops on a bike, Wollongong Council wants to hear about your cycling experiences.
Council is reviewing its Bike Plan, with a focus on getting more people to ride.
The plan will be updated to become the Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030 and will be based on feedback about the community’s immediate and long-term needs, aspirations, and vision for cycling in Wollongong.
“This is an important opportunity for everyone in our city to provide feedback on cycling in Wollongong,’’ says Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM.
“Cycling is now on the agenda as an alternative transport opportunity as well as a recreational and sporting pursuit. Your ideas and feedback are extremely important.
“We want to hear from you about what you love about cycling and what you need to be able to cycle more in our city. And, if you don’t cycle, we want to hear your views, too.’’
Community feedback for the Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030 is open until Monday 9 December.
Comments are being collected through an online survey, as well as at three information stands being held on Saturday 16 November at North Beach Bathers Pavilion from 8.30am to 10.30am and Bulli Beach from 12 noon to 2pm, and on Saturday 23 November at Port Kembla Pool from 8.30 am to 10.30am.
“In recent years we’ve invested more than $20 million on cycleways and related projects like the Grand Pacific Walk and Blue Mile shared path,’’ says Cr Bradbery. “It’s a key Council focus to keep encouraging our residents and visitors’ use of cycling as an alternative mode of transport. Not only does it have broad environmental and health benefits, it allows people to enjoy our city’s spectacular scenery.
“It also provides an opportunity to look strategically at what our city offers ahead of the 2022 UCI Road World Championships and see where our strengths are, and what improvements we might like to prioritise before the focus of world cycling is on us.’’
For more information on the Wollongong Cycling Strategy visit the Have Your Say page.