Phillip Island Road Made Safe For All Users

Phillip Island Road Made Safe For All Users

Victoria Minister for Roads Terry Mulder

Ken Smith Bass MLA

Paving The Way For Walkers & Cyclists On Phillip Island

Victor P Taffa

A new shared pathway along Phillip Island Road will provide a fun and safe way for locals and visitors to travel to and around the island, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said today.

The recent completion of the section of the path between The Esplanade and Sunderland Bay Road means that cyclists of all ages, as well as those on foot, can travel safely along a continuous path from San Remo to Cowes. It links up to paths in the areas of Cape Woolamai, Sunset Strip and Smiths Beach.

“Cycling continues to grow in popularity, and this new path will separate cyclists and walkers from the traffic on Phillip Island Road.” Mr. Mulder said.

 

 

“The path will be a great asset for locals travelling to and from the island, offering a cheaper and greener mode of transport. It will be great for tourists and visitors who want to explore the area.”

Bass MP Ken Smith said the path would be an added attraction to the popular holiday destination.

“While islanders will be able to enjoy the facility all year round, visitors can also get a unique view of the island’s attractions in a safe and relaxing way.” Mr. Smith said.

Bass Coast Mayor, Councillor Veronica Dowman, said this was the final link of the Phillip Island bike path project which was started in 2003.

“Sections of the path have been completed in stages as part of the project, and have been popular with school children and workers on their daily commute.” Cr. Dowman said.

“We’re keen to promote healthy and active lifestyles across Bass Coast.”

The $917,000 state-funded project has been delivered by Bass Coast Shire Council and VicRoads.

“Our infrastructure team did a wonderful job project managing the construction of the pathway.” Cr. Dowman said.

“This section came in on time and well under budget, which is a fantastic result.”

Mr. Mulder said the council had done a great job.

“Visitors to the island and local residents will enjoy the pathway for years to come.” Mr. Mulder said.

Ken Smith Bass MLA

Ken Smith Bass MLA