The Brumby Government has given cycling in Portland a boost, with a $20,000 upgrade to the Cliff Street off-road bicycle path, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today.
The project will see the construction of a 2 metre wide off-road asphalt bicycle path from Glenelg Street to Cliff Street.
Ms Tierney said that once complete, the project will provide a link to the Wellington Street/Cliff Street overpass.
“There is currently no connecting path for cyclists and pedestrians between the Cliff Street Overpass and the foreshore at Portland.
“This path will complete a link for pedestrians and cyclists accessing the foreshore and tie in with the existing bicycle network within the Portland CBD.
“The project will increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists as it will provide a dedicated off-road shared path.
“It will encourage more people to walk and cycle around Portland, which will be welcomed by the community,” Ms Tierney said.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of March.