Work begins on Kent Street
City centre cycleway
Work has started on the extension of the busy Kent Street cycleway, completing a long-awaited link from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Chinatown.
The NSW Government gave the green light to the project in its City Centre Access Strategy, which sets out a long-term plan for transport in the city centre. Our recently approved city cycleway network closely aligns with the government’s plans.
It includes cycleways on sections of Liverpool Street, Castlereagh Street, Pitt and Park streets.
The work on Kent Street will complete the route by linking Druitt Street to Liverpool Street, and connect the northern end of the cycleway to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It’s fantastic news for the growing number of bike riders cycling across our city every day.
The latest independent counts show cycling trips have more than doubled in three years. An average 2,000 bike trips are already made every weekday on the Kent Street cycleway.
The project is expected to be completed by mid- 2014. Work to provide a safe cycleway connecting the north side of the city with Darling Harbour will start as soon as possible.
For more information, visit Sydney Cycleways.
Last updated: Wednesday, 27 November 2013