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.
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.More information
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
- Petersham to Newtown, Inner West: this cycleway is planned to start at the intersection of Audley Street and Trafalgar Street and will run along Crystal Street, York Crescent, Gordon Crescent, Douglas Street, Railway Avenue, Baltic Street and Albermarle Street and connect to Australia Street, Newtown. This more than two-kilometre route was chosen to connect Petersham and Sydenham Stations to Newtown and provides a link to the newly installed Wilson Street, Redfern cycleway. For more information please see our fact sheet (PDF, 87.6Kb), notification (PDF, 596Kb), indicative image 1 (PDF, 5.66Mb), indicative image 2 (PDF, 5.06Mb) and map (PDF, 364Kb).
- Pacific Highway, North Sydney: this cycleway is planned to run along the Pacific Highway from the corner of Middlemiss and Arthur Streets, North Sydney to West Street, North Sydney. The one kilometre route will connect the Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway to suburbs in Sydney's north. For more information please see our fact sheet (PDF, 89.2Kb) and indicative image (PDF, 4.30Mb) and map (PDF, 6.18Mb).
- High Street, Randwick: this cycleway is planned to start at the corner of Anzac Parade and run along High Street to Wansey Road, Randwick where it connects to existing cycle facilities. This 850-metre route will improve access to the University of NSW and Royal Randwick Race Course. For more information please see our fact sheet (PDF, 89.1Kb), notification (PDF, 470Kb), indicative image 1 (PDF, 7.44Mb), indicative image 2 (PDF, 1.94Mb) and map (PDF, 6.18Mb).
- Todman Avenue, Randwick: the work planned for Todman Avenue will upgrade the existing on-street cycleway to improve cyclists' safety. The Todman Avenue cycleway connects the existing cycleway on O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo with the cycleway on Doncaster Avenue, Kensington and links Waterloo with the University of NSW and Royal Randwick Racecourse. For more information please see our fact sheet (PDF, 88.3Kb), notification (PDF, 576Kb), indicative image 1 (PDF, 7.87Mb), indicative image 2 (PDF, 7.60Mb) and map (PDF, 6.19Mb).
- The Beach to Bay Connection, Waverley to Woollahra: this route was planned to connect Bondi Beach to Rose Bay offering local residents a continuous cycleway to both recreational locations. It also connects to an existing shared path on Blair Street, a cycleway on Birringa Road and a planned cycleway on New South Head Road. For more information please see our fact sheet (PDF, 90.2Kb), notification (PDF, 424Kb), indicative image 1 (PDF, 2.13Mb), indicative image 2 (PDF, 8.57Mb), indicative image 3 (PDF, 8.22Kb), indicative image 4 (PDF, 5.63Mb) and map (PDF, 1.18Mb).
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:
- 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)
- West Paddington
- Camperdown and Newtown
- View or download maps (PDF, 2.6Mb)
- Petersham to Newtown, Inner West cycleway map (PDF, 364Kb)
- Pacific Highway, North Sydney map (PDF, 6.18Mb)
- High Street, Randwick cycleway map (PDF, 6.18Mb)
- Todman Avenue, Randwick cycleway map (PDF, 6.19Mb)
- The Beach to Bay Connection, Waverley to Woollahra cycleway map (PDF, 1.18Mb)
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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