A new pedestrian and cycling bridge will be built over Sydney’s Manly Lagoon, with the NSW Government announcing on Monday it had allocated $3.95 million to the project.
The four-metre -wide shared pedestrian and cycling bridge, alongside Pittwater Road in Queenscliff, is part of the government’s Strategic Cycleway Corridors plans.
The Minister for Active Transport, Rob Stokes, said the infrastructure would make it safer to walk and cycle around the Northern Beaches, delivering on the aims of the Active Transport Strategy.
At a formal ceremony to announce the project, the Member for Manly, James Griffin, said the local community had been requesting the bridge for some time.
“This project resolves a significant chokepoint in our local walking and cycling network. Whether you’re riding to Manly Wharf as part of your daily commute or enjoying our beautiful coastline on the weekend, this investment will make a world of difference to the everyday needs of our local community,” Mr Griffin said.
“We know that the biggest barrier to people taking up cycling is concerns about riding on the road, so this project will encourage more people to leave the car at home and save on the household budget.”
Construction on the bridge is expected to begin mid-2024, following detailed design.