Bikes were front and centre when handing out awards this week for the NSW government's Public Space Ideas competition.
The competition, launched in July by the state government and advocacy group Committee for Sydney, received 530 creative proposals for reinvigorating public space across the greater metropolitan area.
The most successful entries focused on ways to improve the natural environment and green spaces, as well as encouraging safer roads and more access for walking and cycling.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said: "We’ve got to start to think more creatively about space. This public ideas competition is about how do we use those spaces more sensibly."
He awarded the Minister for Planning & Public Spaces Award to a proposal to re-purpose 10-kilometres of water pipes in Sydney's west into a flourishing green spine for the western suburbs.
Minister's Award winner
Best Street Idea winner
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