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Friday, January 22, 2021

Project to provide final link

A shared pathway that will create a continuous link from Speers Point to Glendale is in its final stages.

The current works involve the construction of 2.5 kilometres of shared pathway, pedestrian facilities and associated infrastructure.

The path will run from Lake Road, Argenton, along the former tram corridor to Frederick Street, Glendale, joining up with existing pathways to provide a safer off-road option for pedestrians and cyclists.

It will be completed in stages over the next two years.

“In Lake Macquarie, we have an abundance of unique, natural assets and we want our residents and visitors to be able to access them through active forms of transport,” Lake Macquarie council’s manager of asset management, Helen Plummer, said.

“Better connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians aligns with our Community Strategic Plan’s vision to provide safe and connected options for people to get around our city.”

When complete, the shared pathway will link to the Glendale to Wallsend rail trail, which in turn, connects to a network of bike routes in Newcastle, as well as community facilities such as the University of Newcastle.

The Speers Point to Glendale project is part of the council’s Cycling Strategy 2021.

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