Our Local Labor team has today pledged $14 million to complete the GreenWay transport and biodiversity trail, as well as an additional $10 million Cycleways Fund to expand and upgrade bike lanes throughout the Inner West.
After years of delays and funding cuts from the Liberal State Government, we can give Inner West residents a commitment that Labor Councillors will deliver all 11 missing links in the GreenWay in the next term of Council.
We will bring to life the long-held vision of a continuous cycle, pedestrian and biodiversity corridor linking the Cooks River with the Harbour.
By completing the GreenWay, we will ensure cyclists and pedestrians are able to travel safely across the Inner West without having to risk sharing congested roads with cars.
It will also benefit local families, particularly children, who will be able to safely walk and ride to school or access the light rail network along the route.
In 2011, then Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian cut every dollar from the GreenWay project, the completion of which had been fully funded by the former Labor Government.
In another win for cyclists and commuters, we will also establish a $10 million Cycleways Fund to invest in improving and connecting bike lanes. Combined, this is the most ambitious commitment to cycleways in the history of the Inner West.
We are the only Party to have committed to funding and completing the GreenWay and only strong Local Labor representation on the new Council can guarantee the project is finally delivered.