Sutherland Shire Environment Centre has been campaigning for a shared path between Sutherland and Cronulla since 2006. We originally suggested that the path be constructed as part of the Cronulla Rail Duplication project.
Since that time we have continued to work to achieve this badly need infrastructure for Shire residents.
Bicycles are the ultimate in clean-energy vehicles, with zero emissions and only a small amount of material required for their construction.
Climate change and peak oil are two of the biggest issues we face as a civilisation. Scientists around the world have been ringing alarm bells about these issues for years and Governments are finally starting to take notice. Billions of dollars are being invested in “green cars” and carbon-reduction schemes, yet bicycle promotion and infrastructure remains underfunded in many countries.
In May 2015, the State Government announced plans to advance this project, saying: “The NSW Government is committed to the planning and design of this walking and cycling path between Sutherland and Cronulla as part of Sydney’s Cycling Future.” (Media Release, 27.5.15)