Active transport funding boost for Brooklyn

Walking and cycling will get safer and simpler in Brooklyn, thanks to a $7.62 million funding injection from the Get NSW Active program.

Hornsby Shire Council secured the funding through the $117 million NSW Government program and Mayor Philip Ruddock said residents would soon enjoy Brooklyn’s many scenic landmarks without having to get in their cars.

The funding will be used to construct a shared pedestrian and cycle path along Brooklyn Road, including road reconstruction and a cycle bridge near the fire station worth $3.8 million, and the continuation of a boardwalk and shared path connecting Brooklyn Road with Kangaroo Point worth $3.82 million.

Mr Ruddock said there would be approximately 3km of shared path between Baden Powell Avenue and Kangaroo Point when the projects were complete.

“We’re excited that this grant will allow visitors to the beautiful Brooklyn to spend the day walking or cycling on these new shared paths, enjoying its natural beauty and supporting local businesses in the picturesque, waterside community,” he said.

The projects will begin in May 2023 and are expected to be complete in late 2023.

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