Children's bike Education Track
Apr 2016. Council is constructing a children's bike education track in Wentworth Park near the existing children's playground off Salacia Ave, Howrah. The track includes traffic lights, roundabouts and intersections to help children develop their knowledge of road environments as well as practice their cycling, overcome the wobbles and learn to stop, start and steer. It is expected to be very popular as it is the only track close to Hobart. Other bicycle educational tracks are located in Margate, Brighton, New Norfolk and Glenorchy (although the Glenorchy track was developed into a skate park). The track is expected to be open in May.
cambride to seven mile beach pathway
Sept 2015. Council has completed a gravel multi-user pathway from Cambridge Primary School and Seven Mile Beach (see photo - right). This provides for walking and cycling between Cambridge village, Acton Park and the recreational amenities of Seven Mile Beach. It also offers improved access to the Tangara Trail.
Oct 2012. Council has constructed a gravel multi-user pathway alongside Estate Drive in Acton. Plans are being developed to extend it along Acton Drive towards the Tasman Hwy. The track connects with the existing path to Seven Mile Beach. Council has also carried out shoulder sealing along a section of Acton Road which improves safety and comfort for faster road riders.
Safer Route to School at Lauderdale Primary
July 2011. Council has commenced construction of a pathway alongside Acton Rd to allow students at Lauderdale Primary to walk or ride their bikes to school. Overgrown vegetation and a lack of a defined pathway meant that students had to walk on the edge of busy Acton Rd. When complete the new track will run between Roches Beach Rd and Lauderdale Primary School.
Tracks and Trails Action Plan
Sept 08. Council has released a draft Tracks and Trails Action Plan which identifies trails in the Meehan Range, Clarence Foreshore and Droughty Point which will be multi-use. To view the plan and provide feedback see Clarence Council website.
Clarence Council Bicycle Strategy Action Plan - Public Consultation
Sept 07. In 1995 Clarence Council adopted a Municipal Bicycle Plan. In 2007 the document was reviewed and an Action Plan was developed to prioritise projects for the next 5 years to assist council to implement projects. The draft Plan will be placed on public exhibition until 28 September 2007. You are encouraged to provide feedback on the plan. Priorities include completing gaps in the Clarence Foreshore Trail and bike lanes on Clarence St.
See Clarence Council website to view the Action Plan.
Council encourages staff to ride to work
June 07. Clarence City Council has installed a bicycle parking cage for staff. The cage is undercover by the back entrance to the council buildings in a visible and convenient location. Bike parking rails will be installed inside the cage in the near future. Provided in conjunction with showers and lockers, Council sets a good example for other employers to emulate.
Budget projects for 2007/08
The following projects have been budgeted for by Council:
- Path construction between Tasman Bridge and Topham St, Rose Bay
- Path construction of section of Clarence Foreshore Trail at Tranmere