City of Newcastle is continuing to expand the city’s cycleway network with early consultation now open on a plan for the Mayfield area.

The project is investigating cycleways in Mayfield which link key locations and connect local cycleways with regional routes.

The initial consultation seeks feedback from the community on possible cycling routes and aims to get an understanding of what would encourage people to cycle in the area.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the City’s long-term goal is to improve accessibility for the community of Mayfield by building safe and attractive cycleways that cater for all ages and abilities.

“We are planning cycleways that will link residential, commercial and key areas of activity, and connect with regional routes,” Cr Nelmes said.

“We want to hear from residents, students and anyone who has an interest in cycling in our city, especially those who would use these new routes in and around Mayfield in the future.”

Deputy Mayor Declan Clausen said the area in focus includes key nodes of activity such as Mayfield’s commercial area, Steel River, Hunter TAFE, Waratah Station, Warabrook Station, and the University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus via these stations.

“Linking these key locations with cycle networks and pedestrian paths is a strategic objective of the City,” Councillor Clausen said.

“Mayfield is experiencing growth with young families moving into the area and development occurring, so this early feedback will be crucial in shaping active transport plans for the suburb.”

To provide feedback visit newcastle.nsw.gov.au/yoursay and share your thoughts via a short survey and interactive map, where you can comment on proposed routes and show us your preferences. This initial round of community engagement closes on Friday 1 October.

Feedback from engagement will be presented back to the community early next year and will inform staging of routes and development of concept plans, which are expected to be exhibited mid next year.