NEW SHARED FOOTPATH TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND CONNECTIVITY

It will soon be easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to get around the southern part of Tamworth.

Today, the state government announced a $900,000 project to construct a shared footpath from Calala Lane out to Greg Norman Drive.

“I’ve just been talking to Tamworth Regional Council, they’re ready to go now so as soon as that money is released – which we’re hoping is will be ASAP they’ll be able to get on with the job,” Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson.

It’s been warmly welcomed by local lycra-lovers, who are eagerly awaiting the completion of new cycling facilities.

“Particularly with the new velodrome and criterium track which we hope will be used by all riders in Tamworth, so it’s just going to give us safe access from town out to those new facilities,” Rob Wright, Tamworth Cycle Club.

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