Your feedback on a cycleway and traffic improvements on King Street, Sydney

We invite your comments on the concept design for a separated cycleway on King Street between Pitt Street and Queens Square and traffic improvements at King and Elizabeth streets, Sydney.

Project Status: Closed

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Why we’re doing this

This project is part of our program to make Sydney a safer place for people to walk and ride and provide more options for people to travel around the city. 

It is jointly funded by the Australian Government, through the $400 million road safety program, and the NSW Government.

What we’re doing

A proposed cycleway will run along the north side of King Street. It will cross Castlereagh, Elizabeth and Phillip streets with a parallel pedestrian and bike crossing next to the NSW Supreme Court. This will create a safe, 2-way cycling connection between the Pitt Street cycleway and East Sydney.

The new cycling connection includes the proposal to simplify traffic movements at King and Elizabeth streets. This includes making King Street, east of Elizabeth, and a short section of Phillip Street, 1-way. 

Under this proposal, traffic on Phillip Street and King Street (east of Elizabeth Street) wanting to access Elizabeth Street will need to travel north to Hunter Street. This will reduce delays and improve safety for people walking. A review of traffic movement and traffic light phasing shows this will create a detour of between 1 and 2 minutes. Vehicle access to all properties will remain.

Vehicles, a bike rider and pedestrian wait at the traffic lights on Pitt Street while people ride along the proposed King Street cycleway.
King & Pitt streets, Sydney

Photomontage of Pitt Street looking north showing the existing pop-up cycleway, including King Street looking east showing the proposed separated cycleway.

People walk on the footpath while people ride bikes on the proposed separated cycleway, with a garden bed between it and the roadway.
King & Phillip streets, Sydney

Photomontage of King Street at Phillip Street, looking east showing the proposed separated cycleway.

King Street cycleway concept designPDF · 935.05 KB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 25 October 2021.

Have your say online

You can also send your feedback by email to [email protected] or by post to: 

Chief Executive Officer
City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.

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