Sydney's pop-up cycleway scheme rolls on, with Stage 2 plans including over 20 kilometres of new bike lanes to encourage more riders to the streets amidst the lingering pandemic.
This comes after Sydney were the first to roll out pop-up bike lanes in response to COVID-19, which saw more people riding bikes and less people taking public transport.
The Stage 2 cycleways will provide safe passage through eight council areas: Bayside, City of Sydney, Inner West, North Sydney, Parramatta, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra, as shown on the maps below.
While all of these important new bike links will provide safe transport alternative and free up space on public transport and roads, they are of course temporary — with the city promising to consult communities before anything becomes permanent.
Have your say so far
The floor is now open to provide feedback on the existing pop-up bike lanes listed below.
- Bridge Road / Pyrmont Bridge Road, Glebe / Pyrmont
- Pitt St North, CBD
- Moore Park Road, Paddington / Moore Park
- Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
- Sydney Park Road, Alexandria / Erskineville
- Henderson Road, Railway Pde and Bridge St, Eveleigh / Erskineville
You can give your feedback by completing an online form here.
Feedback closes at 5pm on Monday 31 August 2020, and results will be publicly available after the consultation period.
Stage 1 pop-up bike lane gallery
These images were sent to us from a member, who also recorded some footage exploring the new lanes in Sydney.
From pop-up infrastructure to the recent Street as Shared Spaces funding announcements, New South Wales continue to set a great example for rest of the country in progressive ways to reopen our streets and rebuild communities and economies in the wake of the pandemic.
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