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The Hills Shire Draft Bike Plan

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”81787″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By By Councillor Mitchell Blue[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Hills Shire Draft Bike Plan was put on public exhibition earlier this year.

The Bike Plan is a strategic document that is intended to assist Council’s future decision-making for the active transport network throughout the Shire.

Residents have conveyed significant concern that the bike plan recommends a formalised shared pathway between Linksley Avenue, Glenhaven and Citadel Crescent, Castle Hill.

Recently I met with residents at the Citadel Crescent Reserve track, which is locally known as ‘The Bush Track’. These residents are part of the long-standing ‘Save The Bush Track’ group.

I spent several hours walking through the bush on this track with residents hearing their concerns over a shared pathway. There is a long standing history of residents in this area wanting tracks like this to remain as they currently are.

I do not support shared paths being constructed through bushland such as this. It is my opinion that these areas should be left as is – that being a natural track for bush walkers and the odd mountain bike. Not a formalised widened cycle way.

I have heard the communities concerns on this and will not be supporting such proposal.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]