New Bordertown bike paths being proposed

Tatiara District Council is considering the option of installing a bicycle path along Cannawigara Road, between Ramsay Terrace and Meatworks Road.

The council is seeking feedback from the public as to whether it should be an on road bicycle path or an off road path.

"Council has been working towards a network of cycling and walking paths in Bordertown and Keith for some years," CEO Anne Champness said.

"Last year we constructed a new path along Naracoorte Road which has seen a great amount of use in its first few months."

The decision to install an on-road bicycle path may have been even easier due to another project that is taking place.

"Council is already proposing to widen Cannawigara Road to meet heavy vehicle road standards and the cost to install the on-road bicycle path is significantly cheaper," Ms Champness said.

The new bike tracks will be used as a way to connect locals to the town and potentially encourage people to use their bikes, instead of their cars.

"We are hoping to continue to build on the network to encourage people to ride their bikes or walk and to increase connectivity in our towns," Ms Champness said.

Tatiara District Council will be seeking grant funding to assist with the cost of this project.

The estimated costs for both projects are:

  • On Road - $30,000
  • Off Road - $100,000

If installed, the on-road bike path would be part of the road structure, with lines indicating the lane.

The off-road bike path would be a two-way track running parallel to the road, but not actually part of the road.

The online survey will allow residents to share their own opinions and make suggestions.

"We are keen to hear what people would prefer," Ms Champness said. "We have put together a quick survey which can be found on our Facebook page."