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Council on track for Mayfield cycleway network

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Residents are being invited to have their say on City of Newcastle’s proposal to construct a cycleway network in Mayfield.

Council is keen to continue expanding its “two-wheel” transport system, with work recently finalised on the Hunter Street Trial Cycleway project.

The latest concept will investigate cycleways in Mayfield, which link key locations and connect local cycleways with regional routes.

The initial consultation seeks feedback from the community on possible cycling paths and aims to get an understanding of what would encourage people to cycle in the area.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said City of Newcastle’s long-term goal was to improve accessibility for the people of Mayfield by building safe and attractive cycleways that catered for all ages and abilities.

“We are planning cycleways that will link residential, commercial and key areas of activity, and connect with regional routes,” she explained.

“We want to hear from residents, students and anyone who has an interest in cycling in our city, especially those who would use these new routes in and around Mayfield in the future.”

Deputy Mayor Declan Clausen said the area in focus included key nodes of activity such as Mayfield’s commercial area, Steel River, Hunter TAFE, Waratah Station, Warabrook Station and the University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus via these stations.

“Linking these locations with cycle networks and pedestrian paths is a strategic objective of the City,” he added.

“Mayfield is experiencing growth with young families moving into the area and development occurring, so this early feedback will be crucial in shaping active transport plans for the suburb.”

To provide feedback visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/yoursay and share your thoughts via a short survey and interactive map, where you can comment on proposed routes and showcase your preferences.

The initial round of community engagement closes on Friday 1 October.

Feedback will be presented back to residents early next year and will inform staging of routes and development of concept plans, which are expected to be exhibited mid-2022.

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