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 pedestrians and cyclists.

Our works include creating better pedestrian links, 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

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

The footway alongside Burton Street bridge between West Street, Darlinghurst and Liverpool Street, Paddington needs to be closed due to safety and maintenance issues.

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.

Kent Street underpass improvements

The Kent Street underpass is a key pedestrian and cycle link connecting the city with Millers Point and Barangaroo, which is being upgraded from April 2016.

Regimental Square upgrade

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

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.

Argyle Street improvements

Work is progressing on improvements to Argyle Street in Millers Point. There have been delays due to weather and the heritage significance of the area. We expect the final stage of works to be completed mid-2017.

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

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.

Hosking Place & Penfold Lane improvements

We have completed works to revitalise Penfold Lane and Hosking Place in the city centre to enhance the character of the laneways and make them safer and more inviting.

Foley Street works

We have completed stage 1 works along Foley Street, Darlinghurst – an important part of the Oxford Street cultural quarter.

Colbourne Avenue & Lyndhurst Street works

The previously unused intersection has been turned into lush, green space with around 2,000 native plants, 11 trees and additional garden beds.

Last updated: Friday, 18 December 2015