Liverpool sees boost to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure

March 19, 2015 by  

Funding for cyclist and pedestrian connections in Liverpool, New South Wales , has been applauded by Mayor Ned Mannoun.

He said that this latest investment of $273,000 in transport connections and infrastructure would effectively help to create a more liveable city in the longer term.

The funding, which was recently announced by Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, supports council objectives outlined in the Building Our New City project, which advocates an upgrade of cycling and walking connections as well as plans to provide wider access to the Georges River.

Mayor Mannoun said the council would now be able to make a firm commitment to planning a cycleway and pedestrian pathway that extended from Liverpool Train Station to the opposite side of the river. It was proposed that historic pylons could be used as foundations.

Recognised as being one of three great river cities of Sydney, Liverpool is a place that continues to evolve and improve, according to the mayor.

He said it was important to create a liveable environment that would stimulate job growth and attract new residents in the future.

In the move to improve connections within the city, the mayor said funding for the cycleway’s final stage along Castlereagh and Elizabeth Streets would be most welcome.

Flyer printing is expected to keep residents up to date about upgrades, including new cycling routes and pathways.