George Street & Portman Street, Redfern
The City’s Cycle Strategy and Action Plan 2007-2017 aims to provide a safe and convenient bicycle network, to connect neighbouring Council areas and other bicycle networks.
We are working to link the CBD with Green Square and beyond as part of this network. With 22,000 new jobs and 40,000 new residents projected by 2030, Green Square will become Sydney’s fastest growing area. The 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.
As part of this link, 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 to a proposed separated cycleway in Wentworth Avenue and then the existing College Street cycleway.
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.
The first stage of construction, between Raglan and McEvoy Streets, is due to commence in April 2013. Works will take approximately 24 weeks.