Tamworth’s Active Transport Strategy, a key part of the Tamworth Integrated Transport Masterplan within Blueprint 100, aims to make it easier for more local residents to walk or cycle around the city. Where appropriate infrastructure is provided, walking and cycling will help to reduce traffic congestion for Tamworth’s road users and free-up parking spaces in business districts.
140 metres of new footpath will connect existing walkways along Belmore Street between Gidley and Matthews Streets.
Currently pedestrians are required to cross the road twice if they wish to stay on an all-weather footpath, the addition of this link will greatly improve convenience to users in a heavy traffic area.
50 metres of footpath will connect the top of the disabled access ramp to the new public toilet amenities.
The significant tourist walking circuit around Nundle will be completed with this link allowing easy and safe access to the amenities.
260 metres of footpath on Station Street was planned to be constructed between Gate Street and Wagonia Street. Due to the unexpected discovery of a water main in need of repair, the path has instead been constructed from Wagonia Street to Irvine Street, with the rest of the path to be constructed in 2022/2023 financial year after additional funding for the water main repair has been obtained.
200 metres of new footpath is to be constructed between the free camping area and existing footpath, allowing greater ease of access.
Community consultation has shown the construction of this footpath to be important to local residents.
566m of footpath has been constructed along the western side of Garden Street from Hillvue Road to Arinya Street, before switching to the other side of the road from Arinya to Robert Street. The path includes 14 pram ramps. A pedestrian refuge has also been installed at the Garden Street / Robert Street intersection to help residents cross the road.
A new footpath has been constructed to connect Jack Smyth Drive and the Sports Dome car park to the Criterium Cycling Track.
Footpath has been constructed down the side of the club building.
Footpath will be constructed from Jenkins Street to Gill Street, Nundle.
A new footpath has been constructed from Robert St to the Service Station at the corner of Oxley Hwy.
New footpath has been constructed between Duri Road and John Street.
New footpath has been constructed between Bridge Street and Gipps Street.
High priority footpaths and shared paths not already funded were selected for inclusion in the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. As a result, new footpaths are being added to the Tamworth's regions extensive pathway network through this funding. These include:
- Belmore Street, West Tamworth (Gidley Street to Matthews Street)
- Recreation Reserve, Nundle (Disabled access ramp to public amenities)
- Station Street, Kootingal (Wagonia Street to Irvine Street)
- Namoi Street, Manilla (Camping area to existing footpath)
- Hillvue Road, Hillvue (Duri Road to John Street)
- Gymnastics Club, Hillvue
- Denison Street, West Tamworth (Bridge Street to Gipps Street)
- Chelmsford Street, Kootingal (Robert Street to Oxley Highway)
- Oakenville Street, Nundle (Jenkins Street to Gill Street)
Footpaths at Garden Street and Jack Smyth Drive (Sports Dome) have been funded through the NSW Government's Road Safety Program.