BY ROHAN SMITH, North Shore Times
CYCLISTS who travel through Willoughby are set to benefit from a Roads and Maritime Services decision to add an on-road bike route along Fourth Avenue.
The new route will connect with existing bike routes along Edinburgh Rd and McClelland St and was a recommendation of the Willoughby Council Bike Plan.
The works are expected to begin next month and are estimated to be completed by February 2013.
Willoughby Mayor Pat Reilly has welcomed the announcement.
"The bike route on Fourth Avenue will provide a safe path for cyclists to travel through due to low traffic volumes and speeds as a result of traffic calming measures along the street," Cr Reilly said.
"As cycling becomes a larger part of Willoughby's culture, I am thrilled the new infrastructure will present the community with an alternative, environmentally friendly mode of travel and help reduce traffic congestion in the area."
Works will include directional signage at intersections with Edinburgh Rd and McClelland St, together with painted bike logos along Fourth Ave and bike symbol signs at the intersection with Robert St.
The route will provide access to Willoughby Park.
For more information on the bike plan visit willoughby.nsw.gov.au.
Dated - 21.11.2011