Council announce results of bike track survey

Tatiara District Council has announced the results of the online bike track survey it conducted from April 15-26.

The proposed plan is to install a bicycle path along Cannawigara Road, between Ramsay Terrace and Meatworks Road.

The online survey was used to consult with the local community to get a better understanding on whether an on-road bicycle path or an off-road path would be more beneficial.

A total of 141 people participated in the survey, with just under 84 per cent of the participants voting in favour of an off-road bicycle track.

As a result of the survey, council staff prepared an application for the Cannawigara Road off-road bicycle track which was due on May 3.

The estimated cost for the off-road bicycle track is expected to be in the region of $100,000, compared to the estimated $30,000 for the on-road bicycle track.

In addition to completing the survey, the participants were also asked to provide feedback on where they would like to see other bicycle tracks constructed around the town in the future.

The results will be collated by the council and then used to inform its five year bicycle/footpath upgrade program.

Tatiara District Council CEO Anne Champness said the installation of cycling and walking paths had been in the works for some time.

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

"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."

More information about the start of the project is expected to be released in the future.