Esperance cyclists urged to have their say on draft strategy

Cyclists compete in the Tour d'Esperance in 2018. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Cyclists compete in the Tour d'Esperance in 2018. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Local cyclists and cycling groups are being encouraged to give their feedback on the draft Esperance 2050 Cycling Strategy.

The draft strategy is open for public comment until Monday April 1, following two community sessions last year. 

Consultation from interested cyclists will shape a short-term action plan for investment in cycling infrastructure over five years. 

The draft strategy was produced by the Department of Transport  in partnership with the Shire of Esperance.

The final strategy is set to form a blueprint for connecting and extending infrastructure within the Esperance region, enhance riding experiences and showcase some of the area’s best natural attractions to riders.

Labor MLC for the Agricultural Region Darren West said he welcomed the consultation.

“The draft strategy outlines a range of opportunities, from extending the coastal path to Bandy Creek and beyond, to completing missing links across town and between disconnected suburbs," he said. 

“Enhancing local trails that complement the active transport network also provide cycle-tourism experiences with the potential to attract visitors from further afield and inspire them to stay longer in the region."

To view the draft strategy or to provide feedback click here