Construction is well underway on the massive Rozelle Interchange project. The underground motorway junction will connect the M4-M5 Link tunnel with the Anzac Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge and the future Western Harbour Tunnel, bypassing the City West Link and Victoria Road. Once complete, the current tunnelling site at the old Rozelle Rail Yards will be converted into 9.5 hectares of new open space. You can explore the proposals here.
It has been a massive battle over many years to ensure that construction is managed in accordance with the guidelines, regulations, laws and standards that were developed to keep bike riders safe, and that the project delivers high-quality new cycling facilities as a legacy of the mammoth NSW Government investment.
Some good walking and cycling paths will be provided in accordance with the conditions of consent. However, it is very clear that the future network will suffer from a piecemeal approach under current plans.
Bicycle NSW collaborated with friends at the Inner West Bicycle Coalition and BayBUG to prepare an issues paper outlining the challenges and opportunities for this part of the Inner West. We are working with Council staff and politicians to advocate for road space reallocation on Victoria Road and Lilyfield Road to accommodate regional cycleways, wider footpaths and essential tree canopy.