New shared pathway provides final link

Date posted: 11 March 2019

Works on the final stages of the Speers Point to Glendale shared pathway are underway.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s Manager Asset Management, Helen Plummer, said the completed shared pathway would create a continuous path connecting Speers Point and Glendale.

“The path will run from Lake Road, Argenton along the former tram corridor to Frederick Street, Glendale, linking with existing pathways to provide a safe off-road option for pedestrians and cyclists in our growing North West Lake Macquarie catalyst area,” Ms Plummer said.

The works involve the construction of 2.5km of shared pathway, pedestrian facilities and associated infrastructure, and will be completed in stages over the next two years.

“In Lake Macquarie City, 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,” Ms 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 shared pathway is an action of the Cycling Strategy 2021, which aims to provide a connected, safe and functional bicycle network across Lake Macquarie.

The project is part of Council’s 2018/2019 more than $100 million capital works program, which allocates $3 million for footpaths and cycleways. To find out more about Council’s works program, visit lakemac.com.au/city/works.

Page last updated: 11 March 2019