Geddes Avenue and Paul Street

Green Square residents will soon enjoy two new streets in the heart of the town centre, with work on Geddes Avenue and Paul Street almost complete.

Local residents took a sneak peek of the new streets at a community information day on Saturday 28 October 2017.

The new streets are part of the City’s efforts to prioritise walkers and bike riders, with hundreds of new trees, extra-wide footpaths, elegant street furniture and separated cycleways being built across the area.

Geddes Avenue is named after John H Geddes, a local fellmonger who went on to own the Waterloo Mills, which became the Australian Wool Company. Paul Street is a nod to the John Paul Pottery Works that flourished alongside tanneries, breweries and wool washing companies in the mid-19th century.

The new Geddes Avenue connects Botany Road in the west and Portman Street in the east. It includes a single travel lane in each direction and a central lane with right-turn bays, accessible pedestrian islands and signalised intersections.

A two-way cycleway on the southern side of the street will be separated from traffic by a wide median strip with street trees and gardens.

The new Paul Street runs between the future Zetland Avenue in the north and Geddes Avenue in the south. The northern section includes two lanes in each direction and right turning lanes at each intersection to improve traffic flow.

New garden beds will separate the footpath from the road providing a direct pedestrian connection to the plaza. Bus stop bays will also be incorporated.