Campbell Street Cycle Connection
The City of Sydney is proposing a range of works along Campbell and Hunt Streets (east of Wentworth Avenue and up to Bourke Street), and at their intersections with Commonwealth and Brisbane Streets. These works will make the area safer, useable and more appealing for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Improvements include wider footpaths, more trees, better lighting, and a cycle connection between the Bourke Street and Wentworth Avenue cycleways.
The cycle connection is part of a broader plan to enable people to cycle from the city’s south, to Glebe and Leichardt in the inner west, and to the eastern suburbs.
Our plans to improve the area around Campbell Street include:
Pedestrian safety and access
- Wider footpaths, new zebra crossings and upgraded kerb ramps at intersections for better sightlines and a safer pedestrian environment. Over 30 new street trees. Upgrades to existing lights and nine new light poles for better lighting.
A new Campbell Street cycle connection
- A high-quality, dedicated cycleway uphill (eastbound) to Bourke Street –mostly separated cycleway between parked cars and the footpath. Short sections of shared path between Wentworth and Foster Streets and at the intersection of Campbell, Commonwealth and Hunt Street Going downhill (westbound), cyclists will share the travel lane with other traffic in a special traffic-calming environment to encourage slower speeds. Improvements for current mixed traffic in Hunt and Commonwealth Streets.
Local access changes
- For better safety at the intersection of Brisbane, Hunt and Commonwealth Streets, it is proposed that vehicles will no longer exit from Brisbane Street into Hunt Street. These vehicles will instead access Hunt Street from Commonwealth Street or Wentworth Avenue. It is also proposed to make Commonwealth Street between Hunt and Campbell Street one-way southbound. This is for better safety at the intersection of Commonwealth and Campbell Streets. Realignment of the intersection of Campbell and Hunt Street.
- Parking will still be available on both sides of Campbell and Hunt Streets. A net loss of eight general car parking spaces. Approximately two new motorcycle parking spaces. The number of loading zones will remain the same.
Construction is due to commence in early 2014.