New cycleway for Oxford, Liverpool and College streets

This cycleway, on a well-used bike route between the city centre and eastern suburbs, will provide more safe travel options for people while maintaining physical distancing.

Project Status: Planned

Artist impression of cycleway down Oxford Street from Taylor Square
Liverpool St & Elizabeth St artist impression
 Oxford, Liverpool and College Street, artist impression

What we’re doing

We're working on transport changes to improve safety on some of the city’s busiest bike routes. This includes piloting a cycleway on Oxford, Liverpool and College streets that connects to Sydney’s wider bike network.

It helps free up capacity on public transport, roads and parking for people who cannot ride. And it supports people who choose to ride to work, school, services and local Sydney businesses.

The new links connect to permanent cycling infrastructure and align with the NSW Government’s bike network plans for inner Sydney.

The cycleway is built with lighter weight materials than our usual permanent cycleways. It provides the same level of protection but can be installed faster to minimise disruption.

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The project involves

Oxford Street

The 2-way cycleway is centre running with 1 city-bound traffic lane converted into a separated cycleway.

  • Start: Junction of Oxford Street and Flinders Street, Darlinghurst.
  • Finish: Junction of Oxford Street and College Street, Surry Hills.
  • Length: 730m

Liverpool Street

The 2-way cycleway is centre running between College Street and Elizabeth Street,  on the northern side of the road between Elizabeth Street and Castlereagh Street.  

  • Start: Junction of Liverpool Street and College Street, Surry Hills 
  • Finish: Corner of Liverpool Street and Castlereagh Street, Haymarket 
  • Length: 300m

College Street

The 2-way cycleway is in the kerbside lane on the western side of College Street.

  • Start: Junction of College Street and Liverpool Street, Surry Hills 
  • Finish: Junction of College Street and St Mary’s Road 
  • Length: 700m

What you can expect

This project will be reported to Council for approval in early 2021. Works are expected to start in March 2021 and be completed by June 2021. Some night work will be required.