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Sydney's Bike Hub
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Bike hub planned for Sydney's Taylor Square
2 February 2010. The City of Sydney has plans for a bike complex as part of an upgrade to Taylor Square in Darlinghurst, long a magnet for drunks, druggies and down-and-outs.
The City has paid more than $5M for the former notorious T2 nightclub and envisions a bicycle repair centre, a bike shop, cafés, and space for tour companies to operate and cycle groups to meet.
The space could also evolve into a bicycle hire facility to support a city-wide bicycle hire scheme, expected in Sydney once its new bike infrastructure network is further advanced.
The site is at the main intersection of three major bicycle routes and would create a significant orientation point and intersection for the City's cycling groups.
One vital link is the new Bourke Street cycleway, built to link Woolloomooloo and Zetland with a separated cycleway.
"We want to create a first class facility and a nerve centre for Sydney's cycling community, integrated with Taylor Square South and other bicycle routes," Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
"The new centre will become a multi-purpose facility for the whole community to enjoy."