Green light for Wentworth Park Bike Education Track

NAVIGATING through give way signs, roundabouts, rail crossings and traffic lights are everyday activities for many adults, but now young people have a chance to have these experiences thanks to the Wentworth Park Bike Education Track.

Clarence City Council recently completed the project, where children aged roughly between five and 10 years can ride their bikes while learning important road safety principles along the way.

The track features speed humps, give way and stop signs, a roundabout, rail crossing, traffic lights, pedestrian crossing and give way intersections.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said he was pleased to see a bike education facility in Clarence.

“A track of this kind gives our youngsters the chance to develop road safety skills that can be used later in life,” he said.

“We have been overwhelmed with the positive response the track has received, particularly on social media, and it is heartening to see so many kids enjoy the track.”

Council is currently building additional facilities for children including a playground, barbecue and toilets at Kangaroo Bay Parklands and an extension to the Simmons Park Playground.

Construction will also commence on the Bellerive Beach Park playground later in the year.

Caption: Rachael Corrigan watching her son Isaac Corrigan, 4, enjoying the new Wentworth Park Educational Bike Track.

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