Two-wheel plan to keep traf­fic mov­ing

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

Coun­cil Re­porter

CONGESTION on Night­cliff Fore­shore’s walk­ing track as a re­sult of coro­n­avirus re­stric­tions has brought on a rad­i­cal plan to con­vert part of Ca­sua­r­ina Dr into a tem­po­rary bike track.

An idea to be brought to coun­cil on Tues­day by Dar­win al­der­man Si­mon Ni­block could see Ca­sua­r­ina Dr be­come a one-way street, with traf­fic di­verted to Aralia St and Ry­land Rd to make way for the bike path.

“A trial pop-up bike lane along Ca­sua­r­ina Drive, would give space for cy­clists to ride and free up space for pedes­tri­ans on the shared path,” he said.

“Tem­po­rar­ily block­ing off the north­bound (sea­side) lane with witches hats or other per­me­able bar­ri­ers, from the Night­cliff jetty carpark to the Beach­front ho­tel would main­tain two-way ve­hi­cle access to the boat ramp and the Beach­front drive through,” he said. Mr Ni­block said the coro­n­avirus re­stric­tions had caused the foot­path to be “busier than ever ….”

He doesn’t ex­pect costs to be high with no hard in­fra­struc­ture re­quired, while ex­pect­ing a mi­nor im­pact on ve­hi­cles given lower traf­fic lev­els.

Pic­ture: GLENN CAMP­BELL

Al­der­man Si­mon Ni­block has pro­posed a bike path to ease congestion on Ca­sua­r­ina Drive in Night­cliff.

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