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, bike riders and motorists. Improvements include wider footpaths, more trees, better lighting, and a cycle connection from Elizabeth Street to the Bourke Street cycleway. 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. The retention of existing trees and the addition of 25 new street trees. Upgrades to existing street lights including some 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, at the intersection of Campbell and Commonwealth Streets and at the intersection of Hunt, Commonwealth and Brisbane Streets. Going downhill (westbound), bike riders will share the travel lane with other traffic in a special traffic-calming environment to encourage slower speeds.
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.
• There will be an overall loss of 6 general parking spaces; 15 parking spaces will be removed and 9 new spaces created nearby.
Construction is due to commence by May 2014.
Campbell St upgrade design plans (PDF 4.3mb)