Cycleways

Council continues working on a number of major cycling projects that will help to make cycling a safe, enjoyable and convenient "everyday" transport option for residents, workers and visitors to North Sydney.

These projects focus on the installation of fully separated cycleways to ensure safe and direct cycling routes that can be used by people of all ages and cycling abilities.

The guiding document for these projects is the North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy

North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy (8MB)

The strategy identifies five key routes extracted here

North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy route 1-5 maps (8MB)

 

Councillor Bicycle Tour

A Councillor bicycle tour around our network of bicycle paths took place for the first time in Sep 2019. Councillors and staff were taken on the tour by PedalEd, a company that specialises in educating and encouraging people to use bicycles as another form of transport. The tour started at St Leonards Park with riders being taken on a variety of cycleway treatments that ranged from on-road shared paths to fully separated bi-directional cycleways. Morning tea was served at Neutral Bay and the tour was enjoyed by all!

 

Works Progress (as at 1 Sep 2019)

Route 1

Sydney Harbour Bridge to Cammeray

  • Current Status: 100% in concept design development.
  • Proposed treatment: 100% full separate cycle path.
  • Funding: 100% eligible for funding by NSW Gov.

Route 2

North Sydney to Mosman

  • Current Status: 80% complete
  • Proposed treatment: 50% full separate cycle path, 50% on-road cycle route.
  • Value of works: $4 million
    (incl. pedestrian, stormwater, landscape upgrades at same time)
  • Funding source: 95% funded by NSW Gov as part of the Regional Cycling Network.

Route 3

Sydney Harbour Bridge to Neutral Bay

  • Current Status: 20% complete, 60% design complete, 20% to be designed
  • Proposed treatment: 100% on-road cycle route.
  • Value of works: tbc
  • Funding source: 50% eligible for funding by NSW Gov.

Route 4

Cammeray to Crows Nest

  • Current Status: 50% complete. Further design (in 2020).
  • Proposed treatment: on-road cycle route, short sections of full separate cycle path.
  • Value of works: $2 million approx.
    (incl. pedestrian, stormwater, landscape upgrades at same time)
  • Funding source: 50% eligible for funding by NSW Gov.

Route 5

North Sydney to Cremorne

  • Current Status: 20% complete, 80% in concept design development
  • Proposed treatment: 50% full separate cycle path, 50% on-road cycle route.
  • Value of works: tbc
  • Funding source: 50% eligible for funding by NSW Gov.

 

Works Background

2015 Progress 

Cycleways - progress maps 2015 (238KB)

2016 Progress

In 2016, we worked with the NSW Gov to plan a new cycleway connection through the North Sydney Centre to complete the missing link between existing cycleways over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and at Naremburn. The proposed alignment follows the Pacific Hwy and West St. When complete, this link will provide a safe, continuous and convenient north-south cycling connection that will cater for a range of trips from short rides to local shops and cafes, through to regional cycle commuting.

Council is also developing concept plans for approximately 6km of cycling network between the suburbs of Cremorne, Neutral Bay and North Sydney to the south of Neutral Bay. These concepts will likely include sections of fully separated cycleway through busier areas and will connect residential areas with local villages and the regional cycling network.

The provision of fully separated cycleways along key routes will be supported by updated on-road cycling facilities on local roads.

2017 Progress

Cycleways - progress maps 2017 (367KB)

2018-19 Progress

Route 2 complete Jan 2019

2019 Statistics

Ernest Street Cycling Numbers

A permanent counter is located on the Ernest Street Cycle Path and electronically captures each trip made by bike. The data is shown in the graph below and will be updated regularly. It shows steady growth in the use of the paths since data was first captured in 2017. Note: sections of the path were closed Sep-Dec 2018, likely reducing usage numbers.

ernest_st.gif

Related Links