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Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Transport Minister Peter Chandler said the project has delivered a new shared path for cyclists and pedestrians on Henry Wrigley Drive, linking the existing McMillan’s Road path with the Marrara sports complex and Darwin International Airport.
“This path will be a positive addition to the Darwin cycling and walking network and provide an active healthy transport option for those accessing facilities at the Marrara Sporting Complex and employment at Darwin airport.
“The project aims to support cycling and walking as active and sustainable forms of transport with significant health, environment and community benefits.
“Interestingly, levels of cycling are relatively high in the Northern Territory compared with other states and territories.”
The new 2.5 metre wide path includes improvements to the pedestrian crossing at McMillan’s Road, separation kerbing, construction of a crossing point at Abala Road and installation of pathway signage.
A temporary ramp will be in place at the airport end of the path until the final section has been completed by Darwin International Airport.
Shared path users should take care when entering and exiting the path at this location.
“Government is continuing to develop the shared path network across the Territory and has committed $1.5 million in Budget 2016 to deliver a 4km extension to the popular Howard Springs cycle path out to Coolalinga.
“The Country Liberals recognise transport access is an economic enabler. Increased transport connectivity creates jobs, community and prosperity for the Territory,” Mr Chandler said.