Pop-up cycleways

Pop-up cycleways

Pop-up cycleway connections

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.

These important new bike links, detailed below will enable people to ride and free up space on public transport and roads. This will help the community to return to work and local businesses safely, supporting NSW’s economic recovery.

Pyrmont Bridge Road pop-up cycleway

This cycleway forms an important link between the city centre and the inner west. It will provide access to health services, including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and educational institutions such as Sydney Secondary College (Blackwattle Bay campus) and the University of Sydney. This cycleway will be a safe alternative to bus travel for commuters who would usually use Parramatta Road bus services.

Kerbside lanes will be converted into a protected bike lane, which will be designated with painted lines, divider barriers and flexible posts.

The speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h along the cycleway corridor. Approximately 39 parking spaces will be removed along the northern side of the cycleway route, and approximately 44 on the southern side. All affected parking spots are currently part-time only (non-clearway times) and time restricted with no exemptions for local permit holders.

Start: Junction of Lyons Road and Bridge Road, Forest Lodge
Finish: Junction of Pyrmont Bridge Road and Wattle Street, Pyrmont
Length: 1.9km approximately

Pitt Street pop-up cycleway and space for walking

This cycleway forms an important link for people travelling between the city and Sydney’s northern suburbs. In conjunction with the future Castlereagh Street cycleway, it will provide an important north to south route through the city centre, supporting the Kent Street cycleway that serves the western side of the city. This cycleway provides a safe alternative to public transport for workers accessing the high-density employment area in the city centre.

Extra space for people walking will be created too, reducing crowding in an area of high pedestrian activity.

2 western lanes will be converted into additional space for people walking and a separated cycleway. The cycleway will serve riders travelling south initially. It will be converted to a 2-way cycleway in August when traffic signals are modified to provide 2-way bike traffic.

The cycleway and protected area for people walking may be shown using painted markings, divider barriers, flexible posts and some stretches of temporary kerbs.

The speed limit will be reduced to 30km/h along the corridor. Approximately 39 loading spaces will be removed on the western side of Pitt Street. A recent study into the use of Pitt St loading zones found 50% of vehicles using these spaces were not there to make deliveries.

Start: Near Reiby Place, Circular Quay
Finish: King Steet, city centre
Length: 775m approximately

Moore Park Road and Fitzroy Street pop-up cycleway

This cycleway forms an important link between the eastern suburbs and the city centre, connecting major regional cycling routes from Randwick, Bondi Junction and Moore Park. In conjunction with the Bourke Street cycleway, it provides an alternative transport link between the eastern suburbs, the city centre and the Green Square precinct. This cycleway will provide a safe alternative to buses and trains which are expected to reach capacity quickly.

The southern lane of Moore Park Road will be converted into a 2-way cycleway between Lang Road and Driver Avenue. Between Driver Avenue and South Dowling Street, this will transition into a shared path, with shared walking and cycling. On the western side of South Dowling Street the 2-way cycleway will run along Fitzroy Street, connecting to Bourke Street cycleway.

The cycleway may be shown using painted markings, divider barriers, flexible posts and temporary kerbs.

The bus lane on Fitzroy Street will be removed. Approximately 118 parking spaces on Moore Park Road will be removed, 70 of which front the southern stadium side. Of these spaces, 95 are unrestricted and only 23 have local parking permit exemptions.

Start: Junction of Oxford Street and Moore Park Road, Paddington
Finish: Junction of Fitzroy Street and Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Length: 1.7km approximately

Ashmore to South Eveleigh pop-up cycleway

This cycleway is an important link in Sydney’s bike network and connects the inner west to central and eastern Sydney, providing a direct connection to South Eveleigh and Redfern.

A 2-way cycleway will be built on the western and northern side of Bridge Street, Railway Parade and Henderson Road.

The cycleway may be shown using painted markings, divider barriers, flexible posts and temporary kerbs.

Approximately 32 parking spaces on the eastern side of Bridge Street will be removed. Most parking spots will remain on both sides of Henderson Road. 16 parking spots will be removed along Railway Parade and Henderson Road while the pop-up cycleway is in place. Left turns will no longer be permitted from Swanson Street on to Railway Parade for traffic travelling east. Traffic will need to use Park Street or Mitchell Road to access Railway Parade and Henderson Road.

Start: Bridge Street Erskineville, north of Ashmore Street
Finish: Davy Road Eveleigh, opposite Mitchell Road
Length: 1.3km approximately

Sydney Park Road pop-up cycleway

This cycleway is an important link in Sydney’s bike network, providing access to and from the important recreational hub of Sydney Park, and connecting residents in high-density housing with the bike network serving Alexandria. This cycleway will take pressure off local buses and trains, and aid transport from the southwest into the city centre.

A temporary 2-way cycleway will be built on the northern side of Sydney Park Road, connecting to existing shared paths. The cycleway may be shown using painted marking, barriers and flexible posts.

Some parking spaces on the northern side of Sydney Park Road will be removed. The existing no parking zones on the southern side of Sydney Park Road will be changed to all day timed (3P, 8am-8pm), unmetered parking.

A new mid-block pedestrian crossing with traffic signals will be installed to improve access from residences to Sydney Park, the Sydney Park cycling centre and skate park. This will be complete by the end of May 2020.

Start: Shared path at bus stop near King Street
Finish: Shared path near Mitchell Road
Length: 525m approximately

Dunning Avenue pop-up cycleway

This cycleway is an important link in Sydney’s bike network with connections to new cycleways at Epsom Road and Geddes Avenue as well as cycleways on Bourke and George streets. It will provide access from the south eastern suburbs to Green Square town centre, and safe transport to JJ Cahill Memorial High School.

This cycleway provides a safe alternative to bus travel for commuters who would usually rely on the M20, 343 and 303 bus routes.

Kerbside bike lanes will be built, running between footpaths and a relocated parking lane, on both sides of the road.

The bike lanes may be shown using painted markings, divider barriers, flexible posts and temporary kerbs.

Approximately 63 parking spaces will be removed at intersections and where there are safety implications of having a cycleway and parking.

Start: Gardeners Road, Rosebery
Finish: Hansard Street, Zetland
Length: 1.4km approximately

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020