Missing cycle path is to be opened later this year
The NSW Government has promised that a new stretch of cycle path will be built in the city by the end of the year, while another cycle path announced almost two years ago is still at the planning stage.
Active Transport Secretary Rob Stokes has released plans for a stretch of King Street cycle path in the CBD – dubbed the missing link – that will stretch three blocks between Pitt and Clarence streets.
The conceptual designs have now been released for public consultation and construction is expected to be completed later this year.
Another cycle path in the eastern suburbs, to run along the south side of Oxford Street from Paddington Gates at Centennial Park down to Taylor Square, is still in the planning stages, with planning work expected to be completed by the end of this year.
This cycle lane, Oxford Street East, will connect to another proposed cycle lane, known as Oxford Street West, construction of which will begin after the World Pride Festival.
When the Morrison Government agreed in March 2021 to fund half of the East Oxford Street section of the cycle path, Transport for NSW said planning was already underway.
According to the Oxford Street East map released by the government on Monday, the cycle lane will be on the south side of Oxford Street, meaning cyclists will have to cross at Taylor Square to continue on the West Oxford Street cycle lane, which runs on the north side the road into town.
Stokes said the two projects are an important part of the city’s cycling infrastructure, as the King Street cycle lane will connect riders from the Anzac Bridge and Sydney Harbor Bridge, while Oxford Street East will connect riders from Bondi and beyond.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/city-bike-lane-missing-link-to-open-this-year-20230122-p5cejj.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national Missing cycle path is to be opened later this year