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

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.

Missenden Road upgrade

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

Burton Street bridge footway closure

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

Foveaux St. improvements

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

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.

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.

Chinatown upgrade

The Chinatown public domain plan is being revisited to take into accound recent significant changes in the southern part of the city centre.

Completed works

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.

Regimental Square upgrade

Regimental Square, one of the city centre's important memorial squares, has been upgraded with new seating, street lights and more space for commemorative services and pedestrians.

Cowper Wharf Roadway & Greenknowe Avenue

We removed the temporary road closures on Cowper Wharf Roadway and Greenknowe Avenue for a trial period from 17 February to 12 March 2017.

Renny Lane staircase improvements

We have upgraded the staircase in Renny Lane, Paddington to make the stairs safer and more accessible.

Last updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2018