Devonport's Great Foreshore Ride

Approximate Distance:  12 km
Local Government Area:  Devonport
Legislative Council Division:  Mersey
State/Federal Government Electorate:   Braddon
Approximate Cost:  existing plus $100K upgrade

Proposed Style of Facility

3 metre wide off-road shared path.

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What are the Major Trip Generators and Attractors?

Central Devonport, Mersey Bluff, Coles Beach, Mersey River

What other Facilities will it Connect to?

Links through to Devonport Road and the Spreyton Link, Hillcrest Rise, Don College, Don Reserve and Recreation area.

What Documents does this fit Under? 

Devonport Cycling Network Strategy

Background

Devonport's Great Foreshore Ride is a 12 km stretch of shared pathway that stretches from Serendipity Park in the east around the foreshore to the Don Recreation area in the west. 

Devonport City Council were successful in obtaining $100K under the 2012-2013 Trails and Bikeways program to upgrade the section between North Fenton Street east along Victoria Parade. The upgrade will replace some old narrow sections (below) that are compromised by tree roots and limited width.  

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The path has a large amount of traffic including walkers and a variety of wheels, including skateboards, prams and bikes. The nearby facilities at Mersey Bluff, which include a skate park, are just one of the many attractors of this route. 


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