Green Bridge Fig tree pocket to Corinda (Pedestrian & Bikes)

Green Bridge Fig tree pocket to Corinda (Pedestrian & Bikes)

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The dynamics of fig tree pocket are changing.  The area is increasingly being used by young families and the land parcels are being subdivided. The is creating a greater population and need for transport solutions.  

Unfortunately the proximity of the pocket means there is only one road in and out for many residents.  The bus network is very slow often resulting in 1 hour trip to town. This has resulted in overuse of cars in the area. 

There are no shops within walking distance.  

When floods occur some areas of fig tree pocket are completely cut off and require boats to bring provisions (as the area is cut off around the FTP equestrian club) as was the case in the 2011 floods. 

Similarly the use of cars is putting increased pressure on the Centenary highway  (which is already failing) and is increasing the rat racing along Jesmond road which does not have suitable road conditions for significant number of vehicles (poor guttering and run off) .

The Mandalay area is currently being used by cyclists as part of the river loop and a green bridge would bring value and greater opportunities to connect parts of the river loop.

The construction of a green bridge would: 

(a) enable better transport solutions (access to corinda train station) thus reducing reliance on buses.

(b) allow for walking distance to restaurants cafes and food for many residence currently cut off.

(c) provide greater opportunities for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (if the green bridge can be connected to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary) it would activate the area and bring greater patronage. 

(d) improve the health and wellbeing of residence and cyclists by providing more options for the river loop. 

The right pedestrian bridge would add to, not take away, the beauty that is the pocket. 

 

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