Cyclists, walkers and public transport users on the Tweed can look forward to some positive changes following the recent formation of the Tweed Public and Active Transport Group.
The group is looking at a broad range of transport issues including ways to improve connectivity of transport services, promoting the development of public, community and active transport, and identifying and supporting funding applications.
And these are not just armchair experts but people in the field who have the capacity to make changes to how transport happens in the shire.
According to chairperson Alex Lewers, the group brings together ‘people from across the transport sector and will enable holistic discussion around transport issues, possibilities and future directions for the Tweed area’.
‘We are very lucky to have such broad representation within this group,’ Mr Lewers said.
‘We have representatives from Transport for NSW, Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Byron and Ballina Community Transport, Surfside Buslines, Northern Rivers Social Development Council, and the Wollumbin Bicycle User Group. This allows our group to be very action orientated rather than just being another talk fest.’
Mr Lewers said one of the first actions of the group would be to hold a transport information day at the Tweed City Shopping Centre on Thursday February 4 to seek feedback from the community on the transport issues affecting them.
‘If you have a burning question about transport in your area, or just want to find out what services are available, come on down and have a chat,’ he said.
As part of the event, participants will have the option of entering a lucky prize draw to win a three-day adult Gold Pass from Surfside Buslines.
The stall will be located in front of Woolworths in the Tweed City Shopping Centre and will be open from 9am to 5pm.