George Street & Portman Street, Redfern
With 22,000 new jobs and 40,000 new residents projected by 2030, Green Square will become Sydney’s fastest growing area. The George Street bicycle link will better connect Green Square and residents of Waterloo, Alexandria and Redfern with the city centre and provide a congestion free option for commuters.
The City is building a new bi-directional separated cycleway on George Street in Redfern; and in Allen Street, Mandible Street and Short Street in Waterloo.
Key points of the design include:
- Extending the existing 40km/hour zone from Redfern Street to Bourke Street, Waterloo with new traffic calming measures.
- Retaining loading zones in their current location.
- Introducing one way streets on George Street from McEvoy to Allen Street and on Allen Street between George Street and Botany Road to alleviate parking loss.
- Improved footpaths and pedestrian crossings and new trees.
Once completed, the approx 6 km city centre to Green Square cycle link will give people the option to ride from Green Square to central Sydney via a separated cycleway in George Street, shared paths in Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street and Elizabeth Street and on through Belmore Park to a proposed separated cycleway along Castlereagh Street.
The design was prepared in consultation with the Roads and Maritime Services, State Transit Authority, Redfern George Street Fire Brigade, the Department of Housing NSW and surrounding residents and businesses.
Most of the cycleway is now open for riding. Please take extra care around the unfinished parts where you will need to leave the cycleway to join the mixed traffic environment.
The first stage of construction, between Raglan and McEvoy Streets, commenced in May. Works will take approximately 24 weeks. If you are a local resident or business and have any queries about this phase of construction please contact Construction Liaison Officer Jennifer Ross on 0402 996 750 or email email@example.com
For works on George Street (between McEvoy and Bourke Streets), Portman Street (Bourke Street to Navins Lane), Allen Street (Botany Road to Elizabeth Street), Short Street (Elizabeth Street to Hawksley Street), and Mandible Street (Botany Road to Wyndham Street), contact Construction Liaison Officer, Leo Lee on 8757 3079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on City's cycleway projects please contact
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