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Pop-up transport

Transport for NSW is fast-tracking pop-up transport changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to ensure safe routes for walking, cycling, and exercise, access to essential services, and to go to work and school.

Transport has been working with local councils to help our communities to deliver a range of work, including cycleways and speed reductions.

These projects will support the community's needs; allowing for social distancing and to help provide for our safe movement as we get the economy and education moving again.

Initially, we'll support busy areas by providing access to employment, shopping, businesses and recreation areas around Sydney.

In these changing times, we are working quickly to support communities in how they move.

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AUG 2020

AUG 2020New pop-up cycleways announced

Transport for NSW is pleased to announce plans for new pop-up cycleways to give people different options to travel safely during COVID-19.

The first stage of work delivered six pop-up cycleways in the City of Sydney.

A second stage is now planned to deliver over 20 kilometres of pop-up cycleways in Sydney. Regional NSW will also benefit with 15 kilometres of pop-up cycleways planned to be delivered. Further details will follow soon. Please see 'Project information' and 'Pop-up transport maps' below to learn more.

Greater Sydney project information

The first stage of the work linked multiple cycling routes and improved cycleway access to the Sydney CBD, by quickly installing pop-up cycleways on:

  • Bridge Road / Pyrmont Bridge Road, Glebe / Pyrmont
  • Pitt St North, CBD
  • Moore Park Road, Paddington / Moore Park
  • Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
  • Sydney Park Road, Alexandria / Erskineville
  • Henderson Road, Railway Pde and Bridge St, Eveleigh / Erskineville

Transforming Sydney’s streets

We are working to deliver safer speed zones as part of our response to COVID-19, giving the community more options to walk, cycle and move around the city in a safer environment.

Speed change areas planned or installed so far, include:

  • Liverpool
  • Manly
  • Bridge Road and Pyrmont Bridge Road between Parramatta Road (Annandale) and the Western Distributor (Pyrmont)
  • The Crescent, Minogue Crescent, Ross Street between Link Road (Rozelle) and Bridge Road (Forest Lodge)
  • Oxford Street between College Street (Surry Hills) and Taylor Square (Darlinghurst)
  • Pyrmont
  • Ultimo
  • West Paddington
  • Camperdown and Newtown
  • Darlington

Regional NSW project information

  • Goulburn, south of Goulburn city: new cycle lanes on Hume Street and Finlay Road that will connect with off-road shared path infrastructure to provide a designated path for cyclists.
  • Wollongong CBD: Wollongong City Council in partnership with the community is planning cycling routes located in Wollongong's city centre, Port Kembla, Towradgi and Thirroul with construction expected to start in October 2020.
  • Nowra: new cycle lanes on Junction Street, O’Keefe Avenue, Nowra CBD and Nowra Shopping Centre.
  • Batemans Bay: new cycle lanes on Beach Road from Batehaven to Surf Beach.
  • Newcastle: new cycle lanes on Honeysuckle Drive. A reduced speed limit of 30km/hr will also be trialled from Hannell Street along Honeysuckle Drive, Wharf Road and Shortland Esplanade to the Watt Street intersection. This will further improve pedestrian and cyclist safety along this popular route.

NSW street treatments for COVID recovery

Read Transport for NSW's NSW Street Treatments for COVID Recovery.

This resource is designed to support the rapid rollout of projects developed through the Streets as Shared Spaces program, but also other temporary or tactical interventions proposed by councils, communities, Transport for NSW, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment or other government agencies.

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COVID-19 information

For national information about COVID-19, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

For information about what is happening in NSW, visit the NSW Government website.

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