Tesch calls for government support for $412M bike path strategy

Bicycling on the Central Coast has a ambitious new strategy.

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, has applauded Central Coast Councils decision to commit to a $412M bike and pedestrian path strategy.

This plan is to be funded by Councils ongoing capital works budget in conjunction with grant funding and Tesch is now calling on the NSW Government to back it.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with Councils commitment to these plans which were finalised following community consultation to see what our locals need”, Tesch said. “While I am sure Council is committed to this plan, with a price tag like this, it is crucial that the NSW Government invests in us too, to make sure these amazing local plans go ahead”, she added.

Vice President of the Central Coast Bicycle User Group, Alan Corven, is passionate about cycling and Councils plans. “I cycle every day to work and I think it is a great way to start the day. I’ve found it is not always easy to find somewhere to keep your bike, so we need more bike sheds, like the ones at Woy Woy Railway Station which are regularly used. The more cycling infrastructure we have the better. We need to get more people out riding on their bikes, for transport, fun, health and for the environment”, he said.

To build on the Coasts passion for peddling, Tesch will be calling on the NSW Government to provide additional support. I will be writing to the Minister for Transport and Roads to request extra funding for Council to deliver these important infrastructure projects, she said.

Source: Media release, Sep 25 Liesl Tesch MP