Saving the planet is not going to be a walk in the park… but it might be a walk through the city!
Active Transport for instance walking, cycling or moving your body, is the most sustainable form of transport available to us. The NSW Government estimates there are 1.5 billion instances of this type of commuting per year, which they want to double in the next 20 years. However, encouraging people to walk and bike ride for short trips to this extent, especially in cities, is going to take some work.
With the help of the NSW Government, Inner West Council has begun the construction of the final stages of the GreenWay. This is an epic project, a travel corridor connecting the Parramatta River at Iron Cove with the Cooks River at Earlwood via a series of parks, walkways and cycling tracks. As you venture along this ‘green grid’, you will travel past a parade of bushcare sites, playgrounds, sporting facilities and the odd café.
However, for this vision to be fully realised, we need everyone to get involved! Keep up to date on the progress and completion dates of the Inner West Greenway, and help shape its future by visiting the GreenWay Community Forum. With the right feedback and community insights, the project is sure to be a game changer when it comes to local ecology, quality of life and the climate crisis.