SHB Cycle Ramp
Transport for NSW's latest updates on the project can be found here:
Winning Design Announced
Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway Northern Access Project & Alfred St Cycle Path
TfNSW announced ASPECT Studios as the winner of their competitive design process.
The Design Jury report, and full feedback analysis of the recent consultation is now publicly available. Decisions on final project scope and design elements are subject to additional engagement with project stakeholders, outcomes of the previous engagement process, future design development, planning and heritage approvals.
Two design options for a cycle ramp at the northern end of Sydney Harbour Bridge (a double spiral loop option on Bradfield Park Central; and a linear option through Bradfield Park North) were put on exhibition by the State Government in 2017 and again in 2021. Both designs received strong opposition from the community due to the impacts they would have on the character, amenity and heritage of Bradfield Park. At that time Council and the community stated that rather than a band-aid solution of a ramp coming down in local streets and through vulnerable parkland, cyclists deserved a legacy project such as would be provided by dedicating a lane on the Harbour Bridge (in conjunction with capacity offsets from the new western harbour tunnel). Alternatively a lift was seen as a less intrusive short-term approach if dedicated space on the Bridge was not feasible at this time.
However the NSW Government then announced, on the basis of feedback to an online survey, that they had selected the linear ramp route option through Bradfield Park North.
TfNSW ran a design competition and shortlisted three concepts for the linear cycle ramp in early 2022.
View the winning design and project here: https://caportal.com.au/tfnsw/sydney-harbour-bridge-cycleway