New shared path to connect Fairy Meadow and North Gong

We’re calling for feedback on a draft design for a new shared pathway along the Princes Highway, between Guest Avenue, Fairy Meadow and Station Street, North Wollongong.

In line with our status as a UCI Bike City, and as part of Council’s Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030, we’re committed to improving cycling infrastructure across our city.

To achieve this, we’re working closely with the NSW Government to fund and deliver cycleways and shared paths alongside regional and state roads, including the Princes Highway. Council are working with Transport NSW to upgrade existing traffic lights on these routes to improve crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

The proposed shared path along the Princes Highway will help link up existing shared paths and cycleways, as well as future shared paths that are already planned.

“The aim of this project is to connect Fairy Meadow to North Wollongong. This new proposed shared path links to the existing paths that connect North Wollongong Station to the University of Wollongong, the Innovation Campus and the Coastline Cycleway along Montague Street,” Wollongong City Council Director Infrastructure + Works (Acting) Joanne Page said.

“At the same time, this project will also set us up for the future, as we’ve identified that a shared path will eventually be built along Elliots Road, to connect the Fairy Meadow village centre to the coastal cycleway.”

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