New cyclist and pedestrian path to link North Ryde and Gladesville

Thursday 5 March 20 20
NEW CYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN PATH TO LINK NORTH RYDE AND
GLADESVILLE

The City of Ryde has commenced construction on a new cyclist and pedestrian path that will provide
an uninterrupted connection between North Ryde and Gladesville.

Once completed, t he five kilometre cyclist and pedestrian path will run along Pittwater Road, and
stretch between Victoria Road and Epping Road.

The funding for the $10 million pro ject will be partly funded by the City of Ryde and dependent on
continued grant funding from Transport for NSW.

It follows the completion of a separate cyclist and pedestrian path on Epping Road, between Herring
Road and Balaclava Road in Macquarie Park.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the project was part of Council’s commitment to expand
the bicycle network across the City.

“This project is one of the biggest transport projects undertaken by the City of Ryde and will add to
our ever -expa nding cycle network,” Clr Laxale said.

“By making it easier for people to walk and cycle, Council is not only providing more opportunities for
residents to live a fit and active lifestyle, but we are also reducing congestion on our roads.”

The initial works involve the construction of a one kilometre section on Pittwater Road, between Rene
Street and High Street in East Ryde. This section will provide safer cyclist and pedestrian access to
the Field of Mars Reserve.

Works will also shortly commence on the section of the new cyclists and pedestrian path between
Bronhill Avenue and Epping Road.

Meanwhile, Council will complete the detailed design for sections from Victoria R oa d to High Street
and Rene Street to Bronhill Av enu e this financial year.

The planning and development of the new cyclist and pedestrian path has been done in consultation
with the non -profit community -based Bike North User Group, environmental organisations and local
residents.

During construction, traffic control mea sures will be in place along Pitt water Road to allow works to be
undertaken safely. These control measures will be implemented outside of peak hours to minimise
disruption to traffic.

Construction of the cyclist and pedestrian path is expected to be completed in the next three years.

Click here to see the major cycle routes in the City of Ryde.

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