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Have your say on Tweed’s 10-year pedestrian and bike plan

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With our exercise time becoming more and more important not only to our physical but our mental wellbeing, the facilities that we use and our access to them is something that needs careful planning.

Tweed Council is hosting a series of interactive surveys and workshops to seek community input on shaping the Tweed’s future pedestrian and bike network.

The feedback will be used to inform the development of a new Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan which is a 10-year action plan for delivering pedestrian and cycling infrastructure across the Shire.

Council is keen to hear from cyclists with all levels of experience as well as all types of pedestrians, including people who walk, run, push a pram, use a wheelchair, mobility aid, mobility scooter, roller skates or skateboard.

A range of feedback is being sought, including on: where new footpaths, crossings or on-road cycle lanes should be upgraded or built; where safety can be improved (visibility, separation from cars, lower speeds); where accessibility can be improved (access for prams, wheelchairs, mobility scooters), and; where comfort can be improved (shade, seating, water fountains).

Council’s Road Safety Officer Alana Brooks said it was important the plan was developed in keeping with the needs of those who use the facilities. ‘The Tweed is such an incredible place to live and visit and we know just how much the community loves to get outdoors and enjoy the magnificent scenery around us – especially now when we’re under COVID-19 restrictions.

‘We’re interested to hear from residents about their ideas on how we can improve our pedestrian and bike paths and facilities. We want to learn if there are any opportunities that would encourage people to walk or cycle more often.

‘We’d also like to gain insight into any issues or challenges residents may currently experience or if they have any vision for the future of the area.”

To have your say and get involved, visit the project page at yoursaytweed.com.au pedestrian-and-bike-plan and complete the pedestrian and bike online surveys, share your ideas or highlight issues and challenges by dropping pins on the walking and bike plan interactive maps, and register to participate in an online workshop.

Registration is required to attend the online workshops. If your suburb is not listed, please select the closest locality. Workshop details are:

On-road cycling session
Wednesday 25 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
For cycling enthusiasts

Western areas
Tuesday 31 August, 6 pm to 8 pm
Murwillumbah, Terranora, Tumbulgum, Uki, Tyalgum, Burringbar

Coastal areas
Wednesday 1 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Chinderah, Fingal Head, Kingscliff, Casuarina, Bogangar, Pottsville

Northern areas
Monday 6 September, 6 pm to 8 pm
Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads West, Banora Point, Bilambil Heights

If you would prefer to send a letter to Council with your views, write to us at Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484. Alternatively, call the project team on Wednesday 8 September or Thursday 9 September from 8 am to 4 pm on 02 6670 2586.

For more information and to have your say by Thursday 30 September 2021, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/pedestrian-and-bike-plan

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