New pop-up cycleway planned from Rose Bay to Bondi Beach
Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton MP; Mayor of Woollahra, Susan Wynne and BIKEast members on O'Sullivan Road
Published 26 August 2020
The NSW Government has announced plans for a new pop-up cycleway from Rose Bay to Bondi Beach to give the local community more safe travel options during COVID-19.
The new pop-up cycleway will be installed along O’Sullivan Road, Rose Bay, and will connect with Curlewis Street, Bondi, to safely connect people travelling between the Rose Bay ferry and Bondi Beach.
“As physical distancing capacity remains on our public transport network and we try to reduce congestion on our roads, the NSW Government wants to make it easier and safer for people to jump on their bicycles for short journeys,” Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton MP said.
Councillor Susan Wynne, Mayor of Woollahra said, "Woollahra Council is always looking for ways to encourage cycling in our community, both as a healthy transport option and to help ease traffic congestion on our roads.
“We are so grateful for the funding from the NSW government, which will ensure we are able to deliver a safe route connecting the public transport hub at Rose Bay Ferry Wharf with Bondi Beach."
This project, also known as the ‘Beach to the Bay Connection’ is being delivered by Transport for NSW, working closely with Waverley and Woollahra Councils.
The proposed cycleway on O’Sullivan Road will be located on the north eastern side and will be placed between the kerb and parking spaces. It will be approximately 2.4 metres wide and include two lanes going in both directions and have a physical barrier to parked cars for cyclist safety.
On Curlewis Street it will be placed on the north eastern side from Old South Head Road until Gould Street, where it changes to the other side of the road using an existing pedestrian crossing and continues to Campbell Parade.
This route also connects to an existing share path on Blair Street and a cycleway on Birriga Road.
The proposed placement of the cycleway, between the kerb and parking facilities, minimises loss of parking along its route.
More information is available on the Transport for NSW website at: nswroads.work/covid-infrastructure.
You can provide feedback to Transport for NSW via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1800 573 193.
Transport for NSW will be notifying local residents over the next couple of weeks and construction is expected to begin in the coming months.
Transport for NSW
Phone: 1800 573 193
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