Consultation on Sandy Bay Rd Cycleway Stage 3

Hobart City Council is offering local residents and property owners the opportunity to attend presentations on Stage 3 of the Sandy Bay Rd Cycleway.  The Stage 3 section runs from Wayne Ave, Sandy Bay, to Cartwright Reserve, Taroona.  This section is 2.5km in length and Council is proposing onroad painted bikelanes similar to Stage 1 of the Sandy Bay Rd Cycleway (Derwentwater Ave to Long Point Rd).

Council says:  "In addition to the bike lanes, the project will also include road surface and footpath repairs, additional pedestrian crossing points and on-street parking changes. There are also some sections of Sandy Bay Road which will be widened to ensure that there is enough space on the road for both bikes and cars.

Importantly, the speed limit in this section of Sandy Bay Road will be reduced to 50 km/h when the bike lanes are installed. This will improve the safety of all road users, especially pedestrians and is consistent with the greater urban speed limit across the city".

Local riders and those who use this route regularly should try to get along to the presentation together with local residents and property owners this Saturday (tomorrow) .  Details are: 

Saturday 20 June, 9am to 11.30am.  Sandy Bay Scout Hall, behind the United Service Station, 615 Sandy Bay Rd.

You can also and also to check the online information available.   

Then have your say!  Provide comment to the Council on what you think about the proposed design.  Is the design as good as it could be?  Is it safe enough to let your children ride along it to get to school?  How about your 80 year old grandmother who can't drive any more but is fit and would love to ride her e-bike to the shops?

Get your comments in by Friday 3 July, to Ted Ross, at rosst@hobartcity.com.au.


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