Projects & Works

Share your thoughts on end of trip cycling facilities

Published: 16 Aug 2019 1:53pm

Do you currently cycle to work, or would you like to? Council has received funding as part of the $12.8M Commuter Cycling Network to build two, end-of-trip, secure bike storage facilities.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Strategic Asset Planner, Ben Creighton said one of the facilities will be located at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Morgan Street.

“It will include CCTV, security lighting, wall-mounted bike racks, steel bike lockers and an electronic access system,” he said.

“After parking at the facility users can nominate to use the change rooms at the Oasis to freshen up ahead of a day's work.

“We'd like the community’s input on where a second CBD facility should be located and what facilities commuter cyclists think should be included,” he said.

Construction of the first section of the network - the levee link - is progressing well, with the section behind Cadell Place scheduled to open in coming weeks.

A second 2km section of works - along Red Hill Road between Glenfield Road and Yentoo Drive - starts in late August.

The works include tree pruning, drainage works, upgrading the existing cycleway to asphalt concrete and roundabout upgrades.

The NSW Government and Wagga Wagga City Council are funding the construction of the safe, accessible and direct 51km commuter cycling network to encourage the community to get active and commute to school, shops, work, sport and recreation.

Funding was awarded on the condition that it is used specifically for this cycling project.

Share your thoughts on end of trip facilities online

Survey closes on 26 August