Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by steve, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. steve

    steve Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Lance Armstrong has left another indelible mark on Adelaide with the city’s newest bike path named in honour of LIVESTRONG, the organisation he founded to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action. Premier Mike Rann this morning announced the naming of The LIVESTRONG Pathway - for the shared use cycling and walking path adjacent to the tramline from City West to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. “Lance Armstrong’s support for the Santos Tour Down Under, coupled with the wonderful work he has done for South Australians fighting cancer, make it an honour to provide this recognition,” Mr Rann said. “Opening The LIVESTRONG Pathway means Lance’s legendary spirit, inspiration and determination will forever be associated with another piece of Adelaide and South Australia. “Physical activity and exercise are huge steps to prevention of certain cancers and other diseases so it’s appropriate that a cycling and walking path is named in honour of LIVESTRONG. “We are already constructing the $28 million LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre at Flinders Medical Centre and this further strengthens our support for the invaluable work of LIVESTRONG,” Mr Rann said. “On behalf of LIVESTRONG, I want to thank Premier Rann for supporting our commitment to helping people live healthy lives and increasing public awareness of cancer with this honour,” said Armstrong. “The LIVESTRONG Pathway further strengthens the bond of friendship between the sister cities of Austin and Adelaide and we are proud to be part of another achievement for this celebrated partnership,” Armstrong said. The shared use path, along the western edge of Bonython Park, was constructed during the tramline extension to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The 1.5 kilometre pathway was completed in late August 2010 but wasn’t named at the time. It now forms part of Adelaide’s extensive network of bicycle lanes and paths that has been extended from around 480 kilometres in 2002 to about 908 kilometres today. Last year, the Rann Government delivered the biggest roll out of bicycle lanes ever seen in South Australia, in partnership with the Federal Government’s National Bike Path Program. “We’re committed to making Adelaide the cycling city of the southern hemisphere, whether you’re the world’s greatest cyclist or a youngster taking your first ride on a bike,” Mr Rann said. “My government has worked hard to attract the best cyclists to our internationally renowned Santos Tour Down Under and, concurrently, to construct a fantastic local network for all cyclists. “It’s through that investment we have been able to work with someone of the calibre of Lance Armstrong who has given so much to both the event and, just as importantly, to the community. “It’s a legacy worth honouring and remembering every time we ride or walk The LIVESTRONG Pathway.”
    News Release