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15 June 2017

 

 

Cyclists and pedestrians can easily find the way to their destination with a series of commuter route signs popping up along Albany’s pathways.

 

 

The signs show distance and direction to and from suburbs within a 10km radius of the CBD.

 

The first signs were installed last week along the Ulster Road pathway, with a total 35 signs planned to be installed by the end of June.

 

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said he hoped the signs would encourage recreational path users to explore the path network further and consider cycling or walking for transport.

 

"Cycling or walking to work, school or the shops is a great way to fit exercise into our busy lives and help reduce pollution, traffic congestion and fuel costs too," he said.

 

"The commuter route signs will hopefully inspire people to leave the car at home some days."

 

Mayor Wellington has recently taken up cycling for exercise and transport and can be regularly seen riding around Albany on his e-Bike.

 

The 35 signs will be installed on pathways along routes between the CBD and Orana, McKail, Lockyer, Centennial Park, Bayonet Head and Lower King.

 

For more information contact the City of Albany TravelSmart Officer on 68203453 or travelsmart@albany.wa.gov.au.