Planning is underway for the construction of a safe pedestrian and cyle crossing of the Nepean River near Victoria Bridge.
The NSW Department of Transport has appointed consulting engineering firm, AECOM, to conduct a study into options for the location of a pedestrian and cycle crossing of the Nepean River in the vicinity of the Victoria Bridge.
A workshop of stakeholders was held on 4 May 2012 with attendees including representatives of Penrith Cycling Club, NSW District Historical Society, Victoria Bridge Community Taskforce, Penrith City Council, Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW.
The meeting considered several alignments to the north, south and at the location of the Victoria Bridge.
A 2nd community workshop held on 24 May was attended by approximately 60 residents and interested parties. Six potential alignments were presented to the attendees for consideration – 3 north of the Victoria Bridge, one at the Victoria Bridge and two south of the Bridge.
The consensus was that the preferred alignment options:
- close and adjacent to the south side of the existing bridge
- at Punt Rd (south of The Log Cabin)
AECOM is to consider the feedback from the workshops and report to government. A Transport Study incorporating stakeholder and community feedback on location options will be on display from late June / early July 2012 at Penrith City Council.