STATUS: Consultation complete and final design underway. Construction due to start early 2019, for completion in early 2020. Improvements on Wilson and Burren Streets will provide a safer and more enjoyable bike link between Newtown, the city centre and eastern suburbs.
New separated cycleways will be installed on Burren (one way south) and Wilson Streets (two way). People riding northbound will use a shared path on Leamington Lane and a bike lane on Pine Street.
The project will include safer pedestrian crossings, better street lighting, traffic calming measures and more garden beds. The bike path in Little Eveleigh Street will be improved with a widening of the contra-flow lane and improved road surface.
We exhibited the plans and consulted the community in early 2017 and council endorsed the project in March 2017. In response to community feedback we reviewed parking in surrounding streets and found 29 new spaces, 17 additional residential spaces and extra drop-off zones at Ivy Street, near Redfern Station. These will help to offset the loss of 37 parking spaces associated with the project.
In response to community feedback we have reviewed the design at Macdonaldtown Station and Leamington Lane to improve safety and sightlines.
The direction of the separated cycleway on Burren Street and Pine Street has been changed. Bike riders travelling north will now turn into Leamington Lane from the far left side of the cycleway ensuring they can clearly see the corner and people walking nearby.
The traffic items have been endorsed by the Traffic Committee and the application for consent to restrict access to Brocks Lane has been made to RMS under section 116 (in accordance with the Roads Act 1993).
The development of this project has been funded in partnership with the NSW Government.