Council to introduce new bike racks in Oatley

10/04/2018

Georges River Council will soon be installing new bike racks in the Oatley town centre.

The installation of new bike racks in Oatley follows a notice of motion raised by Blakehurst Ward Councillor Sam Elmir at the Council Meeting on 26 March.

“Council will now investigate suitable locations for the installation of bike racks near the Oatley shopping precinct, library, children’s playgrounds and Oatley Memorial Gardens,” Councillor Elmir said.

“Introducing bike racks into the area will provide a safe place for people to park their bikes and even consider using bikes as a more reliable mode of transport for short trips than using their car.”

“This will also assist in providing suitable places for bike sharing companies to store their bikes in the town centre, which will ensure they are not left lying across footpaths and blocking foot traffic,” he added.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Councillor Kevin Greene, said this was a great initiative for the community.

“Introducing bike racks into our town centres will encourage more people to ride bikes around the local area and have a more active lifestyle,” Councillor Greene said.

“It will also pave the way for more bike racks to be introduced into other town centres and shopping precincts, and explore how bikes as a mode of transport can be included in Council’s Transport Strategy.”

“I look forward to seeing new bike racks introduced in Oatley over the coming months and throughout the whole local government area,” he said.

Funding for the investigation and installation of the bike racks has been allocated from the existing 2017/2018 Facilities Budget.