AT 63, Carol Moss has been a keen cyclist since she was a young girl, and now she can see a time when she can ride her bike from her Ballina home to Lennox Head on the proposed Coastal Recreational Pathway.
Ballina Shire Council at the March meeting approved the preferred route and design for the path from the Sharpes Beach underpass through to Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox Head, which was first mooted about 20 years ago.
Carol said she had been waiting for the pathway "for a long time".
"I'm still not holding my breath," she said.
"But it's starting to look hopeful."
The preferred route of the proposed recreational pathway is to be to the east of The Coast Rd.
It will be 2m wide with 1m clear each side, and constructed of consolidated gravel, without any steps.
President of the Northern Beaches Users Club, Denis Magnay, gave council "10 out of 10" for the latest decision on the pathway.
"This decision was classed as a milestone in the process to determine the location and design of the path, a process which has been ongoing for some 20 years," he said.
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