Streets and public places

Streets and public places

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 people walking and bike riders.

Our works include creating better links for people walking, installing energy efficient lighting, improving footpaths and greening our streets.

Sydney Your Say

Before we start work on transforming our streets and public spaces, we ask for your feedback about the plans and designs.  

Current works

Traffic changes on some streets in Waterloo

We’re changing some traffic conditions in the south of Waterloo to make it safer for residents and people moving through the area.

New street to connect Green Square to Ashmore

We’re building a new street with a separated cycleway to link Geddes Avenue in Zetland with Bowden Street in Alexandria.

Pop-up cycleways

The City of Sydney and the NSW Government are creating new spaces for people walking and riding to allow for safer travel between workplaces, schools, health care and the city centre. These include 6 new pop-up cycleway connections.

Improving Macleay Street, Potts Point

We’ll soon start work on Macleay Street, Potts Point, between Orwell Street and Challis Avenue. This follows consultation with local residents and businesses to develop the design.

Wilson & Burren streets improvements

Our works will make the area safer for people walking and riding. Construction is underway, due for completion early 2020.

New pedestrian crossing at Sydney Park

We’ll soon start work on a pedestrian crossing with traffic signals, new pathways and new landscaping near the Sydney Park cycle centre. This work will complete an upgrade for the area.

Cowper Wharf Road improvements

We’ll soon start work on a new pedestrian crossing at Cowper Wharf Road and Brougham Street, near McElhone Stairs, in Woolloomooloo.

Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway

An important link for thousands of people riding across the bridge each day.

Moore Park Road cycleway

The new cycleway along Moore Park Road will enhance safety on an important link between Bondi Junction and the city centre.

Chalmers Street cycleway

This 2-way separated cycleway will provide an important connection between the shared path in Prince Alfred Park and the existing separated cycleway on Chalmers Street, which was built as part of the light rail project.

Liverpool Street cycleway

This cycleway will provide a safer route for people riding between Darling Harbour and the existing Liverpool Street separated cycleway.

Saunders and Miller streets cycleway

This new 2-way separated cycleway on the northern sides of Saunders and Miller streets is a major link in the NSW Government's strategic bike network.

Lawson Street improvements

A streetscape upgrade will improve access for people walking and riding bikes, as well as amenity for local residents.

Greening Danks Street east precinct, Waterloo

We’ll soon start work to plant more trees in the Danks Street east precinct, including on Danks, Crystal and Potter streets and Gadigal Avenue. This will increase the shade and canopy cover in the area.

Improving Reserve Street, Beaconsfield

We’ll soon start work to install central median strips, create wider footpaths and plant more trees on Reserve Street, Beaconsfield, between Botany Road and Queen Street.

Completed works

Burton Street bridge footway closure

Work to replace the Cutler Footway and upgrade the Burton Street viaduct is complete.

Shared zone for John Street, St James Avenue & Wolley Lane, Glebe

We've created a shared zone in John Street, St James Avenue and Woolley Lane, Glebe.

Improving Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery

A median strip has been built on Rosebery Avenue near Crewe Place. This will improve the area by slowing traffic and providing new trees and shrubs.

New planted median strips on Morehead Street, Redfern

We will soon start work on the second stage of new planted median strips for Morehead Street near Phillip Street in Redfern.

Sustainable concrete road trial

We’ve completed works to trial a new sustainable concrete road in Wyndham Street, Alexandria between Mandible Street and Bourke Road.

Last updated: Thursday, 14 May 2020