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The NSW Government listened to you and changed their plans.  Bicycle NSW is encouraging everyone to have their say on the revised Sydney Gateway plans.

Your efforts stopped the active transport sabotage. The previous NSW State Government Sydney Gateway Project involved cutting access to the Alexandra Canal shared path.  As a result of thousands of responses, planners went ‘back to the drawing board’ and now they want your feedback on the revised plans by Friday the 21st of June.

Bicycle NSW and BIKEast met with the councils to work out the best ways these developments deliver on their promise for easier, faster and safer transport for people walking and cycling not just for motor vehicles.

The Sydney Gateway Project is complicated and difficult to visualise.  This map produced by BIKEast shows the active transport connections needed and the numbers match the list:

  1. An active travel connection between the new M5 St Peters interchange and the Alexandra Canal shared path
  2. A safe active travel crossing of the Cooks River from the South towards the CBD – either via reallocating space on the Giovanni Brunetti Bridge to walking and cycling, or by constructing an alternative to connect to cycleways and paths in the south and east
  3. Direct connections between the T1, T2 and T3 airport terminals, the Alexandra Canal shared path and the Bayside Council active transport network
  4. Direct active transport connections between Coward St and Sydenham Station
  5. The development and maintenance of safe active transport connections during construction

These connections will help reduce congestion on roads and public transport and enable more of Sydney Airport’s almost 40,000 staff who live in neighbouring suburbs to use active transport to get to work.

“NSW Transport listened to you and we’re asking everyone with an interest in active transport in this area to have their say on the revised plans by Friday,” said General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.  

Bicycle NSW has developed an email template here with all the details to help you write and send your message.  Alternatively you can drop a pin on the interactive map and make a comment.  

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