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Have your say about cycling throughout the city this Saturday at Bulli Beach

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The  path between Sandon Point and Waniora Point at Bulli has become popular with both pedestrians and cyclists

WHETHER you’re a weekend warrior, a novice with training wheels, or someone who never hops on a bike, Wollongong City Council wants to hear about your cycling experiences at Bulli Beach this weekend.

An information stall will be at Bulli Beach this Saturday from midday to 2pm to help the Council review its ‘Bike Plan’ for the city, with a focus on getting more people to ride. The plan will be updated to become the Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030 and will be based on feedback from the community’s immediate and long-term needs, aspirations and vision for cycling.

Community feedback for the strategy is open until Monday December 9. Comments are being collected through an online survey, as well as the information stand at Bulli on Saturday.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury said the strategy is an important opportunity to provide feedback on cycling in Wollongong.

“Cycling is now on the agenda as an alternative transport opportunity as well as a recreational and sporting pursuit,” he said.

“Your ideas and feedback are extremely important. We want to hear from you about what you love about cycling and what you need to be able to cycle more in our city. And, if you don’t cycle, we want to hear your views, too.”

The Council will also hold targeted workshops with young people to hear what would get them cycling now and keep them riding into the future.

“In recent years we’ve invested more than $20 million on cycleways and related projects like the Grand Pacific Walk and Blue Mile shared path,” Cr Bradbury said.

“It’s a key Council focus to keep encouraging our residents and visitors’ use of cycling as an alternative mode of transport. Not only does it have broad environmental and health benefits, it allows people to enjoy our city’s spectacular scenery.

“This strategy will provide a framework moving forward of areas for Council to focus on when it comes to improvements to roads, pathways and other essential infrastructure such as our permanent bike repair station at North Beach.”

For more information on the Wollongong Cycling Strategy visit the Have Your Say page

Besides Bulli Beach, an information stall will be at North Beach Bathers Pavilion this Saturday from 8.30am to 10.30am.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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