Bourke Street shared path

Bourke Street shared path

Shared path to improve safety

Bourke Street, Waterloo is already part of a popular travelling route from south of the city to Darlinghurst, the city centre and Woolloomooloo, being used by around 400 bike riders each day.

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.

A 1.5km section of the path will be improved between Phillip Street, Redfern and Botany Road, Green Square. The upgrade will include:

  • wider paved footpaths
  • improved street lighting
  • new garden beds
  • new bus shelters
  • additional seating
  • extra bike racks
  • new shared path signs.

We consulted with the community about this project in November 2013 and the feedback was included in the shared path designs.

Council endorsed the design plans in March 2014 and work started in mid-2015. 

You may notice some increased noise, temporary loss of parking and some road restrictions while construction is underway. Disruption will be kept to a minimum and traffic controllers will ensure pedestrian access and safety is maintained at all times.

Completing the Bourke Street shared path has been delayed due to issues with the original contractor. The City has engaged another contractor who is currently working to complete the project as soon as possible and sections of the footpath will be opened as they are finished.


For more information, please contact:

Gabriella Monagle
Project Manager
02 9265 9333

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Last updated: Monday, 10 July 2017