Council officers have informed Bike North recently that the outcome of 2020/21 cycling infrastructure funding applications submitted to Transport for NSW earlier this year is now expected in August (i.e. this month). The four applications all relate to some of the shared user path construction suggested by TEF Consulting in 2017/18 as follows:-
- Franklin Road Cherrybrook – from Kayla Way to New Line Road
- Peats Ferry Road – from St Judes Church to Hookhams Corner
- Edgeworth David Avenue – from Albert Street to Hornsby Hospital and
- Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn – between No 83 and No 126 (completion of earlier work)
While it is not known which of these projects will get the green light, hopes are high that at least some will be approved which will be a welcome boost for Hornsby Shire’s cycling infrastructure construction program for this financial year.
On a related matter Council has recently completed the construction of shared user paths around Cherrybrook Station and was able to extend the scope of the works into County Drive and further along Castle Hill Road than originally expected.
In relation to the Epping to Pennant Hills Cycleway project announced back in 2018, Council has lodged its business case for the first stage of construction between Cheltenham and Beecroft Stations via ‘The Crescent’ and Cheltenham Girls High ( see attached photo). The business case is awaiting approval from the State Government.
Hornsby Advocacy Working Group
4 August, 2020