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Tasman revamp reveal

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Tasmania's Bicycle Network is hailing news widened pathways will form part of the $65 million Tasman Bridge upgrade.

The network has called for wind barriers on any replacements.

"The inadequate paths on the Tasman Bridge have been a major barrier to riding in Hobart,” Tasmanian Public Affairs Manager Alison Hetherington said.  

“We need more people to walk and ride for short trips to relieve traffic congestion, improve health outcomes and reduce carbon emissions. But many people don’t feel they have the option to walk and ride because of unsafe and uncomfortable infrastructure." 

The Federal and State Governments forecast the work should be complete in 2023-24.

“The upgrades will also include a number of other improvements, including widening its pathways and upgrading the Maintenance Inspection Gantry and Feature Lighting Gantry, which are important to the bridge’s maintenance and lighting,” said State Transport and Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson.

 Tasman Bridge pathway aerial hi res

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