STATUS: Completion of King, Castlereagh and Liverpool Streets awaits NSW government approval. A cycleway along Chalmers Street is being delivered as part of the light rail project. Transport in Sydney’s city centre is changing with light rail and metro projects coming online in future years to help carry more people in and out of central Sydney.
The NSW government’s Sydney City Centre Access Strategy identified city centre cycleways as one transport solution for keeping people moving.
The strategy includes a north-south separated cycleway between Central and Circular Quay running along Castlereagh Street to King street then down Pitt Street. The Castlereagh Street south cycleway opened in September 2015 and connects Central (Hay Street) to Liverpool Street. The northern section of the proposed cycleway has been deferred to after light rail construction.
The Liverpool Street cycleway also opened in September 2015 and provides an east – west connection from Sussex Street (Darling Harbour) to Castlereagh Street.
The state government is also assessing the viability of a separated cycleway on Park Street.