1. GREENWELL POINT TRAINER
Nowra – Riverview Road – Terara Road – Jindyandy Lane – Greenwell Point Road – Greenwell Point – Greenwell Point Road – Kalandar Street?
Purpose: The “Greenwell Point Trainer” provides on road cyclists a safe and direct route to the beautiful Greenwell Point. It also provides a popular cycling loop from Nowra and return via Greenwell Point Rd. and Kalandar St. This on road cycling route is already very popular with recreational cyclists and groups of cyclists in training. This route provides both workers and students with cycling options to Nowra, including Nowra HS and Shoalhaven HS.
2. and 3. BERRY LOOP
Nowra/Bomaderry – Bolong Road – Backforest Road – Coolangatta Road – Wharf Road – Berry – Beach Road –Gerroa Road (links with cycle routes through the Kiama Council area).
Purpose: The Berry Loop provides on road cycling from Nowra/Bomaderry to Berry via Bolong Rd., Backforest Rd., Coolangatta Rd., and Wharf Rd. to Berry. Cyclists can return to Nowra via the Princes Hwy which has good road cycling facilities. Cyclists can also take Beach Rd. to Gerroa Rd., before returning to Nowra/Bomaderry via Bolong Rd. Touring cyclists from the north would access the Shoalhaven City Council precinct via Gerroa Rd. at Gerroa. The Berry Loop is already very popular with recreational cyclists and groups of cyclists in training. This loop provides workers cycling to work in Bomaderry a safe cycling option. This route connects the population centres of Nowra/Bomaderry, Shoalhaven Heads, Berry and Gerroa (Kiama Council).This loop connects to the railway at both Bomaderry and Berry.
NB. This loop can be divided into a “Berry Loop” and a “Bomaderry – Gerroa Route”.
4. NOWRA CBD – ALBATROSS WAY
Nowra – Bridge/Berry Street – Albatross Road – HMAS Albatross – Albatross Road – Flinders Road – Bellevue Street – Central Avenue (joins with the new South Nowra Deviation cycleway on west side of highway upgrade). BTU Road- Princes Highway.
Purpose: This popular on road cycling route carries riders to Flinders Estate, HMAS Albatross, Parachute Training School, the Aviation Park and Main Road 92 where opportunities exist for work, recreational cycling (both road and mountain bike riding) and for sport. The Nowra Velo Club race regularly at Flinders Industrial Estate and on Main Road 92 and travel to races on bikes, as well as, us this route for training. This on road cycling route could be expanded to include on road facilities to UOW (Nowra Campus) and Yalwal Road. This route also defines the preferred cycle route through the Nowra CBD.
5. NOWRA/SOUTH NOWRA DEVIATION LOOP
McKay Street (East) –SND Shared Pathway Terminal – Queenborough Street – Stuart Street – Kalandar Street. McKay Street (West) – Kinghorne Street – St Anns Street – Berry Street – Nowra.
Purpose: The Nowra/South Nowra Deviation Loop provides cyclists with the ability to utilise the shared cycleway on the Princes Hwy. from McKay St. to South Nowra. As the shared cycleway will take both north and south cycle traffic, it is important to connect with routes to East Nowra (Greenwell Point/Culburra) and the Nowra CBD. This loop also provides cyclists travelling north on the Princes Hwy.to leave the highway safely at Central Avenue (end of highway bike lane) and travel to Nowra CBD via either the shared pathway(eastern side of highway) or via Central Avenue, Bellevue Street, Flinders Road and onto the Nowra CBD – Albatross Way to the CBD. This small loop would improve cyclist safety, compliment the highway upgrade and help cyclist connect with routes to work, education, recreation rides and sports training.
6. JERVIS BAY VIEWS
Jervis Bay Road – Woolamia Road – Huskisson Road – Tomerong Street – through Huskisson – Keppel Street – Burrill Street – Elizabeth Drive – Wool Road (To Naval College Road) – Naval College Road/Jervis Bay Road.
Purpose: The Shoalhaven has a number of wonderful coastal towns that attract plenty of tourists, particularly cycling tourists. Townships such as Huskisson also see a large number of recreational cyclists and cyclists training for triathlons and other cycling events. The “Jervis Bay Views” allows a cyclist to enjoy the beauty of Jervis Bay either on Shared cycle ways or on the roads that ring the bay and take cyclists into the Jervis Bay Territory and all the way to Murray’s Beach, overlooking Bowen Island.
7. MILTON TO THE SEA/MOLLYMOOK LINK
Milton – Matron Porter Drive – Valley Drive – Carroll Avenue – Garside Road – Mitchell Parade – Mollymook.
Purpose: This link provides local residents and other cyclists connect between Milton and Mollymook via rural settings and wonderful coastal scenery. The “Milton to the Sea Link” could form an integral part of a South Coast Cycle Route.
8. FOREST ROAD – CALLALA/CULBURRA LINK
Forest Road – Currongong Road – Callala Bay Road (Callala Bay) – Coonemia Road – Culburra Road (Culburra).
Purpose: The Shoalhaven has a number of wonderful coastal towns that attract plenty of tourists, particularly cycling tourists. These townships also see a large number of recreational cyclists and cyclists training for triathlons and other cycling events. The Forest Rd. – Callala/Culburra Link provides access to both Callala and Culburra and their surrounds from the Princes Hwy at South Nowra. Many cyclists link to the Greenwell Point Trainer route and/or to Albatross Way via BTU Rd. and Nowra Hill to complete rides of 100km+. This route connects the population centres of Nowra, Callala and Culburra.
9. MILTON TO ULLADULLA – ULLADULLA TO BURRIL LAKE
Purpose: This link provides a ‘gateway’ to the Shoalhaven for cyclists arriving from or departing to the Eurobodalla. It is anticipated that this route will follow the Princes Highway and this will require the SCC to work closely with the RMS to enhance cycling facilities along this stretch of the highway.
10. TOMERONG LOOP
Tomerong – Hawkins Road – Grange Road – Wool Road – Naval College Road – Jervis Bay Road – Pine Forest Road – Tomerong.
Purpose: St Georges Basin and it surrounds provide both bush and lake views and it captures the spirit of the Shoalhaven for visitors and residents alike. Options for road, touring and mountain bikes abound in this precinct. The Tomerong Loop provides access to many other cycling adventures here, as well as, linking to the “Jervis Bay Views” and the Princess Hwy. Here cyclists can head south to Milton on the Princess Hwy or return to Nowra via the highway or the by the “Jervis Bay View”. This loop connects the communities of Tomerong, Basin View, St Georges Basin, Vincentia and Huskisson.
SUMMARY – SHOALHAVEN PRIORITY ONROAD CYCLE ROUTES
- Greenwell Point Trainer Ward Two*
- Berry Loop Ward One
- Bomaderry – Gerroa Route Ward One
- Nowra CBD – Albatross Way Ward Two*
- Nowra/South Nowra Deviation Link Ward Two*
- Jervis Bay Views Ward Two*
- Milton to the Sea Ward Three
- Forest Road – Callala/Culburra Link Ward Two*
- Milton to Ulladulla – Ulladulla to Burril Lake Ward Three
- Tomerong Loop Ward Two*
Shoalhaven BUG have concerns about the over representation of Ward Two routes in the priority list.