Casino - Murwillumbah Railway
Line closure proposal
Conversion to walking , cycle and  public recreation trail
by Kerry Whitfield

 
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The growing popularity of outdoor recreation activities, such as cycling, inline skating, walking and running, combined with the loss of community open space, heavy traffic on our roads has increased the need for quality recreational facilities such as a rail-trail.

Rail-trails provide places for cyclists, hikers, walkers, runners, inline skaters, and physically challenged individuals to exercise and experience the many natural and cultural wonders of the nation's urban, suburban and rural environments. Rail-trails not only serve as independent community amenities, they also enhance existing recreational resources by linking neighborhoods and schools to parks, waterfronts, recreational centers and other facilities. Cycle-ways and footpaths are few in the Tweed Valley, here's a chance to get the ultimate footpath and cycle-way.

A rail trail in the Northern Rivers would attract tourists to visit more of the Tweed Valley rather than just the popular areas of Byron bay and Ballina.
Accessibility - Level grades and obstacle-free design make rail-trails ideal destinations Horseback Riding - Multi-use trails for long- and short-distance equestrian activities
   
Bird watching - Continuity of intact environments make for natural  bird watching opportunities Inline Skating - Hard surface rail-trails that let you glide for miles
   
Cycling - Could very well be the most common form of rail-trail recreation. And, in al safe enviroment. Running - Trails provide uninterrupted scenic corridors for training and solitude
   
Walking - Walk to socialize, exercise or find solace Safety - Do all the above without the fear of being another road statistic
   

 

 

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