Streets and public places

Streets and public places

Ride this way

For current and completed works on cycleways across the local area, including public consultations for planned projects, visit the Sydney Cycleways website.

Transforming our streets and public spaces

We are working hard to transform our streets and public spaces to make them safer and more inviting, especially for people walking and bike riders.

Our works include creating better links for people walking, installing energy efficient lighting, improving footpaths and greening our streets.

Before we start work on transforming our streets and public spaces, we ask for your feedback about the plans and designs on our Sydney Your Say website. 

Current works

Bowman Street, Pyrmont: new trees & footpath repairs

We will soon start work to improve the Bowman Street footpath and replace most of the fig trees with Sydney red gums in new locations.

Catherine Street, Glebe: new trees & garden beds

We will soon start work to plant 10 more trees on Catherine Street in Glebe. These trees will be planted in new garden beds within the road pavement.

Ripon Way, Rosebery: new trees & footpath upgrade

We will soon start work to plant 27 more trees on Ripon Way in Rosebery and widen the footpath at the intersection with Dalmeny Avenue.

Primrose Avenue, Rosebery: new median strip

We will soon start work on new planted median strips on Primrose Avenue in Rosebery between Harcourt Parade and Gardeners Road.

Navins & Portman lanes & Merton Street improvements

We are improving Navins Lane, Portman Lane and Merton Street, Zetland to increase pedestrian, bike and public transport access while improving safety.

Burton and Palmer streetscape upgrade

We are improving the intersection and surrounds of Burton and Palmer streets, Darlinghurst to make it safer, easier to use and more appealing.

Burton Street bridge footway closure

Following investigation works, we plan to replace the Cutler Footway and refurbish the Burton Street Viaduct.

Newcombe Street upgrade

A welcoming new plaza is being created in Paddington and includes space for more market stalls, new plants, park furniture and a large grassed area.

Lawson Street improvements

Lawson Street in Redfern is set to undergo a streetscape upgrade to improve passage for people walking and riding bikes, as well as amenity for local residents.

Bourke Street shared path

To improve pedestrian and bike rider safety, a shared path will connect the Bourke Street and Bourke Road cycleways providing a 7km north–south corridor from Mascot to Woolloomooloo.

Completed works

Chinatown upgrade

We've upgraded streets and public spaces in Chinatown with shared zones and widened footpaths to encourage people to visit the area. The works have also provided opportunities for gathering spaces and created a framework for new public art and decorative lighting.

Foveaux St. improvements

We have started work to improve pedestrian access and safety on Foveaux Street between Mary and Crown streets in Surry Hills.

Missenden Road upgrade

We have improved Missenden Road between Parramatta Road and King Street, to make it safer for commuters and people accessing local health care and education facilities.

Argyle Street improvements

We have completed the improvements to Argyle Street in Millers Point, which includes a new public park and children's playground in the grounds of Abraham Mott Hall.

Kent Street underpass improvements

The Kent Street underpass is a key pedestrian and cycle link connecting the city with Millers Point and Barangaroo, which has been upgraded.

Last updated: Friday, 27 April 2018