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Based in Lucas Heights, Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) now has a new 1.2km shared path which connects ANSTO to the neighbouring suburb of Barden Ridge and onwards to the Sutherland Shire Cycling Network.  

The new shared path is a great addition for ANSTO staff and local residents. With 53 staff members in the ANSTO cycle club, they’re hoping more people will join now there is a safe off road option to get to work or to enjoy a bike ride at lunch time. 

It’s only a short ride from ANSTO across the spectacular Woronora River Bridge. Along the way you pass the (Barden) Ridge Playing Fields with the BMX pump track, the Ridge Golf Course and driving range, several parks and gardens including Menai Park. 

With many places to stop for food and refreshments along the way we are keen to see how the new shared path is used by ANSTO workers and the whole community. 

Better yet, local residents (including future residents at the new The Ridgeway Estate) will also be able to ride safely to popular Mill Creek MTB park which is located across the road from ANSTO. 

“It may only seem a short shared path but it makes a huge difference as it will allow ANSTO employees who live locally to ride to work safely while also giving the local community an important connection. We’re pleased to see business supporting employees actively getting to work,” commented Angie Macken, Membership Sales Specialist, who attended the opening on behalf of Team Bicycle NSW. 

You can find out more about ANSTO and their plans to transform their campus into an ‘Innovation Precinct’ of the future here

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