City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking input from the community on the types of infrastructure that will increase participation in cycling, and improve cyclist safety and accessibility in Shortland and Tarro. Potential options for cycling infrastructure could include on-road cycle paths, shared paths and safe intersection crossings.

Improving cycleway connections will enable a greater number of residents to choose cycling as a viable, safe and efficient option for travelling in and around the local area, as well as improving opportunities for recreation.

This project is in line with CN's Cycling Plan 2021-2030, supporting local cycling connections and future plans for the provision of the Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) connection from Shortland to Tarro.

The RVRT is a multi-purpose shared pathway that will connect the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Maitland local government areas.

What is being proposed?

We are currently in the early planning stages and are seeking feedback from the community on the potential opportunities, constraints and preferred cycleway infrastructure. Potential options for improvements could include: raised pedestrian crossings, median refuges, kerb extensions, on-road cycle lanes, shared paths, quiet streets and other treatment options.

Your feedback will be used to inform a feasibility assessment and concept designs for improving cycling connectivity in Shortland and Tarro. There will be further opportunities to provide input on the concept designs once these have been developed.

Thanks for having your say!

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on potential options for cycleway improvements via our interactive map and online survey. Feedback has now closed. We are currently reviewing your feedback and will report back soon.