For the record: works in the inner city

The city centre construction map highlighted in today’s Daily Telegraph is a false representation of works being undertaken and planned in the inner city.

The map does not show cycleways – it’s an out-dated version of the Light Rail investigation corridors, including sections that the NSW Government is not proceeding with, such as the Sydney University Corridor and the Barangaroo loop.

There are no cycleways proposed along Broadway, City Road, Devonshire Street, Anzac Parade, Allison Road or at Dawson’s Point as indicated on the map.

Three cycleways through the inner city on Castlereagh, Park and Liverpool Streets are being designed and built by the NSW Government which is coordinating construction around its own light rail construction program which hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Cycleways along Bourke Street and Campbell Street are complete and only minor works to improve access for people on foot and bikes are planned along the northern section of Kent Street. The City has received NSW Government funding to begin planning a cycleway along Lawson Square in Redfern, but construction is unlikely to start within the next two years and would first need to be approved by the RMS.

Bike trips have doubled in Sydney in the past five years and this essential infrastructure will support more people to choose active transport to ease the strain during the government’s light rail construction period.

Last updated: Monday, 11 May 2015