Lawson Street improvements

The City of Sydney is improving Lawson Street, Redfern to make it safer for people walking and riding bikes.

The Lawson Street footpath, between Little Eveleigh Street and Ivy Lane, is a popular thoroughfare for people walking between Redfern Station and Sydney University. The proposed works aim to create more space for pedestrians, while balancing the needs of local residents, parking and the general appeal of the street.

A new cycleway is being proposed on the northern side, between Eveleigh Street and Regent Street. This will provide a connection for riders between Newtown and the inner City.

The improvements aim to:

  • Provide more footpath space for people walking;

  • Provide a separated cycle route along Lawson Street and Lawson Square between Little Eveleigh Street & Wells Street;

  • Provide crossing points for people walking and riding bikes at intersections;

  • Maintain access for residents and pedestrians through gradual re-planting of street trees in the parking lane;

  • Balance the need for more space for pedestrians and street trees whilst maintaining as much parking as possible.

We invite you to view the design and have your say by completing the feedback form by 11 November.

Your feedback will help to inform the refined concept.


The City of Sydney is improving Lawson Street, Redfern to make it safer for people walking and riding bikes.

The Lawson Street footpath, between Little Eveleigh Street and Ivy Lane, is a popular thoroughfare for people walking between Redfern Station and Sydney University. The proposed works aim to create more space for pedestrians, while balancing the needs of local residents, parking and the general appeal of the street.

A new cycleway is being proposed on the northern side, between Eveleigh Street and Regent Street. This will provide a connection for riders between Newtown and the inner City.

The improvements aim to:

  • Provide more footpath space for people walking;

  • Provide a separated cycle route along Lawson Street and Lawson Square between Little Eveleigh Street & Wells Street;

  • Provide crossing points for people walking and riding bikes at intersections;

  • Maintain access for residents and pedestrians through gradual re-planting of street trees in the parking lane;

  • Balance the need for more space for pedestrians and street trees whilst maintaining as much parking as possible.

We invite you to view the design and have your say by completing the feedback form by 11 November.

Your feedback will help to inform the refined concept.