Call to develop region’s walking and bike tracks
A BID to develop a tracks and trails strategy in the Glenelg Shire has received support from recreational groups in the Portland district.
The Glenelg Shire Council has listed the strategy as one of its priorities it is seeking support for from all sides of politics for the 2018 State election in November.
Portland Pathways Group member Margaret Milich said she hoped the council would really push the issue, especially the proposed off-road Portland to Cape Bridgewater cycling and walking pathway.
“Our group is now in recess, we have taken that proposal as far as we can and it is now in the hands of council,” she said.
“The fact is that there is really nowhere around Portland that is safe for recreational cyclists to use, the numbers of trucks using the roads has increased significantly in recent years and that is why a dual cycling and walking pathway is needed.”