To best connect the places where people live, work and socialise, the City has identified 10 regional routes that provide a safe, high quality riding experience for riders of all abilities (See the Cycle Strategy and Action Plan 2007-2017 Implementation Update – February 2012)
Cycling routes which are currently in high demand, and those that complete existing links providing better connections across and beyond the City of Sydney, have been assigned highest priority within the City’s four year Corporate Plan.
Completing this network involves improving existing cycling infrastructure and innovating afresh; including the development of separated cycleways where appropriate.
It’s working! More Sydneysiders are getting on their bikes – over the past two years (March 2010 to March 2012) there has been an average 82% increase in the amount of cycle traffic during 6am – 9am and 4pm - 7pm on weekdays.
Heart of the city
You might have heard the big news that light rail is coming to George Street in the heart of Sydney. To make way for this exciting project, changes will be made to buses, traffic and the flow of pedestrians. We’re also working with the NSW Government to come up with the best central Sydney bike routes. The Central Sydney Traffic and Transport Committee has asked Transport for NSW to select the roads we can use to complete the City Centre cycleway network by June. These important links will form part of Sydney’s growing bike network and help the NSW Government meet its target to double local and district trips by bike by 2016. So watch this space to learn about which inner-city streets you’ll be riding in future.