Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Trees Get the Chop in Favour of New Cycle Path; Work to Be Carried out in Dalley St

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Trees Get the Chop in Favour of New Cycle Path; Work to Be Carried out in Dalley St

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FOUR trees have been earmarked for removal in Dalley St, Lismore, near St Vincent's Private Hospital, to make room for a cycleway.

Lismore City Council has secured $148,000 from the NSW Government's Active Transport Program for their Cycleway Plan which they will match dollar for dollar to widen about 1.3km of existing footpath.

A council spokesperson said encouraging people to walk and cycle in areas where most short trips occurred helped to reduce traffic, got people exercising and took the pressure off public transport.

The footpath widening will take place on the northern side of Dalley St from Wyrallah Rd to Military Rd.

As part of this project, the council needs to remove four trees in Dalley St.

"These four trees near St Vincent's Private Hospital are currently damaging the footpath and creating trip hazards, and need to be removed in order to widen the footpath," the spokesperson said.

Penny Evans, who lives nearby, was devastated by the decision. …

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