Cycleway Upgrades

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 the 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)

North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy maps (8MB)

 

Works Progress

Route 1

  • Proposed Treatment: Fully separated cycle paths catering for regional and local cycling trips.

  • Current Status: design to commence in 2017.  

  • Funding: Eligible for 100% funding by the NSW State Government.

Route 2

  • Proposed Treatment: 50% Fully separated cycle paths and 50% on-road cycle route.

  • Current Status: Under construction, completion 2018.

  • Estimated total value of works*: $3million.  

  • Funding Source: 95% Funded by NSW State Government as part of Regional Cycling Network.

Route 3

  • Proposed Treatment: 50% Fully separated cycle paths and 50% on-road cycle route.

  • Current Status: Construction of first stages scheduled to commence in 2018.

  • Funding Source: Eligible for 50% funding from the NSW State Government.

Route 4

  • Proposed Treatment: On road cycle route with short sections of separated cycle path.

  • Current Status: 50% complete, additional stages scheduled for 2017 and 2018.

  • Estimated total value of works: $400,000*

  • Funding: Eligible for 50% funding from the NSW State Government.

Route 5

  • Proposed Treatment: 50% Fully separated Cycle Paths and 50% on-road cycle route.

  • Current Status: Construction of first stages scheduled to commence in 2018.

  • Funding: Eligible for 50% funding from the NSW State Government.

* Total Value of Works includes all associated works including pedestrian infrastructure, cycle paths, landscaping, traffic management measures and associated public domain works.

 

Council Resolution

In July 2015, Council resolved to construct the prosed Route 2 Cycleway and Streetscape Upgrade Plan.

This plan proposes significant improvements to streetscape quality, landscaping and the walking and cycling network in parts of North Sydney, Neutral Bay and Cremorne, including sections of fully separated cycleway. We are currently in the detailed planning stage for this project, with construction of works scheduled to begin in mid-2016. Implementation will be staged over a number of years with priority given to the most significant gaps in the existing network. As the route forms part of the regional connection to the north east, the route has received significant funding support from the NSW State Government.

Concept plans of the route and related documents can be viewed here.

2015 Progress 

Cycleways - progress maps 2015 (238KB)

2016 Progress

In 2016, we worked with the NSW Govt 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 Highway and West Street. 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)

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