Excitement grows over Wollongong's plan to become a cycle city

Kate McIlwain
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:37am, first published June 23 2020 - 4:00pm
"We're just lucky that there's not too many cars on the road here, but even still it makes me nervous and I would feel much safer, and like I actually belong, if there was more separation from the cars," Port Kembla bike rider Jess Whittaker said.
"We're just lucky that there's not too many cars on the road here, but even still it makes me nervous and I would feel much safer, and like I actually belong, if there was more separation from the cars," Port Kembla bike rider Jess Whittaker said.

Each morning Port Kembla paramedic Jess Whittaker gives her daughters a choice about how they'd like to get to school - in the car or on her electric bike, which she bought just before the COVID-19 pandemic kicked in.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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