The footpath on the esplanade between Somerton surf lifesaving club and Brighton Jetty is currently under development. The project has been in action now for a few months and what has been completed is outstanding.
The wider path makes room for runners and bike riders and prams or just large groups of people. Walking the dog will be a breeze now with room to move. This development has made it a safer easer walk with level paving and lookout/rest points at periodic positions along the walk.
This has not taken away from car parking with the development not costing to much valuable parking space.
This development will bring the area up to standard with the current path leading towards Glenelg from Somerton surf life saving club making the entire esplanade between Glenelg and Brighton jetties a beautiful, easily used path to enjoy for running walking and strolling.
Car parking has been significantly reduced. Considering it is difficult to get a car park in the winter months, and already a nightmare to park in summer, I would be interested to know the number of car parking spaces that have been removed. Summer could potentially be a dangerous place at Brighton beach with people driving back & forth along the esplanade looking for a car park. Where do the volunteer life savers park now?