Sydney Cycleways

This is the page where you can view and comment on all of the City of Sydney's current cycling projects. We will consider all your submissions before any concept designs are finalised. 

More information is available on the SydneyCycleways website.

We are committed to providing safe and connected bicycle routes that can be used for people of all ages and riding abilities. During consultation for Sustainable Sydney 2030, some of the most common requests included: ‘dedicated safe spaces for cyclists’ and ‘improved amenity for pedestrians’. In response, the Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan includes improved cycling and pedestrian networks to form a liveable green network across Sydney.

 

This is the page where you can view and comment on all of the City of Sydney's current cycling projects. We will consider all your submissions before any concept designs are finalised. 

More information is available on the SydneyCycleways website.

We are committed to providing safe and connected bicycle routes that can be used for people of all ages and riding abilities. During consultation for Sustainable Sydney 2030, some of the most common requests included: ‘dedicated safe spaces for cyclists’ and ‘improved amenity for pedestrians’. In response, the Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan includes improved cycling and pedestrian networks to form a liveable green network across Sydney.

 

News

  • City Centre Cycleways

    8 months ago
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    Two new city centre cycleways are now open, giving riders a separated 2.5-kilometre link from Central Station to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    Around 7,000 people ride to work in the city centre each day – the equivalent of 116 full buses or seven Sydney trains. These cycleways will help take the pressure off public transport and create more space on the roads for those who need to drive.

    Follow the signs and signals for a safe and easy journey.

    It will take some time for pedestrians and car drivers to get used to... Continue reading


    Two new city centre cycleways are now open, giving riders a separated 2.5-kilometre link from Central Station to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    Around 7,000 people ride to work in the city centre each day – the equivalent of 116 full buses or seven Sydney trains. These cycleways will help take the pressure off public transport and create more space on the roads for those who need to drive.

    Follow the signs and signals for a safe and easy journey.

    It will take some time for pedestrians and car drivers to get used to the new cycleways. Stay alert and look out for people walking onto the cycleway, and for cars at driveways.

    Castlereagh Street (south)

    This cycleway runs between Belmore Park (Central station) and Liverpool Street.

    The NSW Government will extend the cycleway from Liverpool Street to King Street after light rail construction is completed.

    Liverpool Street cycleway

    This cycleway runs from Castlereagh Street to the Kent Street cycleway.

    Bike riders travelling from the eastern suburbs can continue from Oxford Street down Liverpool to join the cycleway at Castlereagh Street.

    When travelling from Kent Street back to Oxford, the best option is to ride up Bathurst Street to reach Hyde Park.

  • Improvements to Bourke Street

    about 1 year ago
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    Upgrade of footpaths along Bourke Street to improve pedestrian and bike rider safety.

    We consulted with the community about this project in November 2013 and feedback has been included in the new shared path designs. Council endorsed the design plans in March 2014 and work will begin this month.

    Bourke Street, Waterloo, is already part of a popular route for people travelling from the south of the city to Darlinghurst, the CBD and Woolloomooloo, used by around 400 bike riders each day. Once complete, the shared path will connect the Bourke Street and Bourke Road cycleways, providing... Continue reading

    Upgrade of footpaths along Bourke Street to improve pedestrian and bike rider safety.

    We consulted with the community about this project in November 2013 and feedback has been included in the new shared path designs. Council endorsed the design plans in March 2014 and work will begin this month.

    Bourke Street, Waterloo, is already part of a popular route for people travelling from the south of the city to Darlinghurst, the CBD and Woolloomooloo, used by around 400 bike riders each day. Once complete, the shared path will connect the Bourke Street and Bourke Road cycleways, providing a safe seven kilometre north–south corridor from Mascot to Woolloomooloo.

    A 1.5 kilometre section of path will be improved between Phillip Street, Redfern, and Botany Road, Green Square. The upgrade will include wider paved footpaths, upgraded street lighting, new garden beds, new bus shelters, additional seating, extra bike parking and new Shared Path signage to remind people to ride slowly.

    The first stage of the Bourke Street footpath works will be in:

    • Phillip and Danks Streets (west side only)

    • Lachlan and McEvoy Streets (east side only)

    • Dunkerley place to O’Dea Avenue (east side only)

    • O’Dea Avenue to Elisabeth Street (east side only)

    Sydney Civil has been contracted to undertake the works which are expected to take approximately three months, weather permitting. You may notice some increased noise, temporary loss of parking and some road restrictions while construction is underway. Disruption will be kept to a minimum and traffic controllers will ensure pedestrian access and safety is maintained at all times.

    Stage 2 of the works on the west side of Bourke Street between Phillip Street and Botany Road will commence later in the year. We will keep you updated as the project progresses and thank you for your cooperation.

    For more information, contact Anton Leddin, Project Manager, on 02 9265 9333 or aleddin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


  • Lane Reduction Trial

    about 1 year ago

    Lane Reduction Trial for Kent Street Cycleway, outside Observatory Towers.

    We are undertaking a trial to assess the impact of reducing one southbound travel lane on Kent Street, outside Observatory Towers. This work is part of the final stage of the Kent Street Cycleway, outside Observatory Towers.

    The final works include:

    • Improved safety of the existing pedestrian crossing at Gas Lane;
    • Minor vehicular travel lane realignment and loss of one southbound travel lane travel outside Observatory Towers; and
    • Improved separation between cyclists and pedestrians.
    • During the trial period barriers will be used to mimic proposed future traffic arrangements. The impact... Continue reading

    Lane Reduction Trial for Kent Street Cycleway, outside Observatory Towers.

    We are undertaking a trial to assess the impact of reducing one southbound travel lane on Kent Street, outside Observatory Towers. This work is part of the final stage of the Kent Street Cycleway, outside Observatory Towers.

    The final works include:

    • Improved safety of the existing pedestrian crossing at Gas Lane;
    • Minor vehicular travel lane realignment and loss of one southbound travel lane travel outside Observatory Towers; and
    • Improved separation between cyclists and pedestrians.
    • During the trial period barriers will be used to mimic proposed future traffic arrangements. The impact of this lane reduction will be recorded and compared with current traffic conditions.

    The trial will commence on 4 May 2015 and will run until 17 May 2015. The barriers will be removed once the trial is complete.

    The City will report back the outcome of the trial and keep residents informed of future works at this site.

    For further information please contact George Elhage, Project Manager Streetscapes, on 9265 9333 or

    gehage@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

  • Proposed Bourke Street Shared Path Report

    about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your feedback on the proposed Bourke Street Shared Path in December last year.

    City staff have incorporated your feedback into their report on the proposed path which will be considered by Council at its next meeting on Monday 17 March.

    You are welcome to attend Council meetings but you cannot address Councillors. Council meetings start at 5pm in the Town Hall.

    A copy of the meeting agenda is available from the City's website. The report is item no.7.5 on the agenda.

    Thank you for your feedback on the proposed Bourke Street Shared Path in December last year.

    City staff have incorporated your feedback into their report on the proposed path which will be considered by Council at its next meeting on Monday 17 March.

    You are welcome to attend Council meetings but you cannot address Councillors. Council meetings start at 5pm in the Town Hall.

    A copy of the meeting agenda is available from the City's website. The report is item no.7.5 on the agenda.

  • Bourke Street Shared Path

    over 2 years ago

    Bourke Street, Waterloo, is part of a popular bicycle route for people travelling between the city and Botany Bay. Around 400 bike riders use this section of Bourke Street each day.

    We are seeking to convert the footpath between Phillip Street, Redfern and Botany Road, Green Square to a shared path to improve pedestrian and bike rider safety along this 1.5 kilometre stretch.

    You can see our concept plan in the Document Library on this page.

    You can comment on the design plans here on Sydney Your Say by clicking on the submissions tab until 16 December 2013.

    You can also provide feedback to Adam Lander, Community Engagement Coordinator at alander@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or 02 9265 9333.


    Bourke Street, Waterloo, is part of a popular bicycle route for people travelling between the city and Botany Bay. Around 400 bike riders use this section of Bourke Street each day.

    We are seeking to convert the footpath between Phillip Street, Redfern and Botany Road, Green Square to a shared path to improve pedestrian and bike rider safety along this 1.5 kilometre stretch.

    You can see our concept plan in the Document Library on this page.

    You can comment on the design plans here on Sydney Your Say by clicking on the submissions tab until 16 December 2013.

    You can also provide feedback to Adam Lander, Community Engagement Coordinator at alander@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or 02 9265 9333.