Commuter Cycling Network

Council is constructing a 51km network of dedicated cycle paths which when complete will criss-cross the city and provide residents with a safe, alternative transport option for commuting.

The $12.81M project includes five complete cycling networks which will link the outer suburbs with the central business area and end-of-trip facilities.

Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to improve health outcomes, enhance the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.

The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

Cycling infrastructure is consistently identified as a priority by the community and was one of the most frequently raised topics in the development of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy.

Council is constructing a 51km network of dedicated cycle paths which when complete will criss-cross the city and provide residents with a safe, alternative transport option for commuting.

The $12.81M project includes five complete cycling networks which will link the outer suburbs with the central business area and end-of-trip facilities.

Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to improve health outcomes, enhance the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.

The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

Cycling infrastructure is consistently identified as a priority by the community and was one of the most frequently raised topics in the development of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy.

What does $12.81M buy?

A 51km network of safe cycling routes providing a direct, healthy and active commute to school, shops, work and recreation.

The project budget is $12.8M. Wagga Wagga City Council accepted $11.35M from the NSW State Government to deliver the project and this will be matched by $1.45M contribution from Council.

Will my driveway or the parking in front of my house be affected during construction?

The proximity of houses and businesses to cycle path infrastructure differs across each route. Check the individual maps for detailed information.

What about safety education?

Council is working in partnership with RMS to develop a safe road user education program which includes cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. The cycle paths are designed for use by cyclists, motorised scooters, wheelchairs and pedestrians.

Will Council rezone or acquire any land?

There will be no land acquisition or rezoning. Where Council does not own the land, negotiations are underway with affected landholders for right of way.

What are end-of-trip facilities and where will they be located?

Two locations are planned for end-of-trip facilities where cyclists can safely store their bike and freshen up after the trip. The Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Morgan St is one proposed site and the second is to be determined in consultation with the community. Council is seeking community input into suitable locations.

What will the paths be constructed from?

The nature of works will depend on the existing conditions along the selected route, and may involve:

  • resurfacing or widening of existing pathways
  • separated on-road cycle paths within existing roadways,
  • intersection upgrades
  • new 2.5 - 3 metre wide concrete and asphalt pathways.

What’s in it for me if I don’t ride a bike?

The paths will offer a safe, accessible option to everyone in the community to move around the city, regardless of ability. For example, community members using motorised scooters and wheelchairs will have the opportunity to safely navigate the city, enabling them to access recreational spaces and the outdoors. Ramps will provide access to the levee bank and Wiradjuri Walking Track.

Why is the Forest Hill route not utilising the disused rail corridor?

The rail corridor is owned by the NSW Government and is not available at this time. This project must be completed within a timeframe stipulated by the funding agreement.

Why is some land adjacent to the rail line being used, but not other land?

Where possible, Council has entered into agreements with land owners to lease relevant parcels of land immediately adjacent to the rail corridor.

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