Safe Bike & Pedestrian Access from Craignish & surrounds to town
This petition has been created in conjunction with a letter submitted to the council in the hope that a request for a bike path be considered and carried out by Council linking Toogoom, Craignish, & Dundowran Beach to Eli waters. Currently, there is no safe way for people to walk or cycle between Eli Waters to Toogoom.
We ask that a cycle/pedestrian pathway from Eli Waters to Toogoom be constructed to enable adults and families with children in Toogoom, Craignish and Dundowran to traverse the 16km distance in a safe manner without having to travel on the roadway, disrupting traffic and endangering lives.
The communities in these areas need this pathway for safe passage from their homes, to Eli Waters and back home again. This would not only provide a safe method of transport but also a much healthier way of life for Council residents.
We feel this would also be a welcome tourist attraction, & healthy boost for businesses. This would assist those on mobility scooters as there is currently no footpath that goes all the way through this area, & Mobility scooters are not allowed to travel along public roads and there is barely safe room for cyclists on the roadway.
We are all very excited at the prospect of having a safe way to cycle or walk to Eli Waters and the Esplanade. We also feel it would be monies well spent by the Council on behalf of ratepayers.
I am currently seeking signatures from residents in the affected areas to support my submission.