Sydney will soon see another 20km of pop-up cycleway to encourage people to ride instead of catching public transport or driving amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stage 1 developed 6 pop-up cycleways in the City of Sydney totalling over 10km. Stage 2 will see over 20km through 8 council areas: Bayside, City of Sydney, Inner West, North Sydney, Parramatta, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra.
These pop-up cycleways were developed by Transport for NSW to help people travel safely and reduce the spread of infection. Primarily, they are focused on connecting journeys and encouraging more people to ride bikes in areas where buses and trains are crowded and risk easily spreading infection.
Money for these pop-ups in conjunction with the $600 million budgeted over the next four years will bring the NSW Government’s total investment to around $1 billion - the largest commitment in the State’s history.
Petersham To Newtown
This 2.3km cycleway will connect Petersham and Sydenham Stations with the Newtown retail precinct and will connect to the newly installed Wilson Street Cycleway to Redfern.
It will start at the intersection of Audley Street and Trafalgar Streets and will run along Crystal Street, York Crescent, Gordon Crescent, Douglas Street, Railway Avenue, and Bedford Street to connect to Australia Street and King Street, Newtown.
Starting at the Pacific Highway between Alfred Street and West Street in North Sydney, this pop-up cycleway will link the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the existing North Sydney cycling
Network on West Street. It aims to provide connections to North Sydney Station, North Sydney Demonstration School, and the Australian Catholic University.
This pop-up along Todman Avenue will connect to existing infrastructure on Bourke Street, Waterloo and to that on Doncaster Avenue, Kensington.
This pop-up will be 1km long, will start on the corner of Anzac Parade and run along High Street to Botany Street. The route aims to provide better access to the University of NSW and connects to existing cycling facilities on Wansey Road and on Anzac Parade, Randwick.
“It’s encouraging to see more safe cycling connections being planned and developed,” said Communications Manager, Kim Lavender.
“This helps more riders contribute to keeping transport COVID-safe”, said Kim.
We encourage everyone to continue letting your local council and MP’s know your thoughts on the pop-up cycleways. Visit the Transport for NSW website for more information on the current pop-up cycleway plans.