The first stage of the West Street cycleway is complete. The cycling, walking and streetscape upgrade can be found between Ridge Street and Pacific Highway in North Sydney.
The stage one upgrade aims to deliver safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. It includes 100 metres of separated cycleway, a new pedestrian and cyclist crossing between Pacific Highway and Church Street, a slow speed shared path, kerb realignment and additional trees planted along West Street.
“The project will make it easier for people to walk and cycle, giving everyone the option to leave the car at home and enjoy the fresh air as they wander through this beautiful part of Sydney. I’m pleased the NSW Government has been able to contribute $800k to get this project completed.”
North Sydney Mayor Zoë Baker said this is an important piece of a bigger puzzle to connect Cammeray with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney CBD.
“Council is pleased to finally have finished this section of the West St Cycleway which will ensure cyclists of all ages and abilities are kept safe on their journeys to and from work, school or other activities. The completion of Stage 1 marks the beginning of Council addressing the ‘missing link’ to connect North Sydney with Willoughby and beyond.
“Council supports cycling as a sustainable transport option. It reduces traffic congestion, impacts air and noise pollution, improves community health and wellbeing, and create opportunities for community interaction and connectedness. It really is a win-win to improve the cycle network and make it a safer way to commute for everyone in our community.”