Improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians in Eliza Street and Mary Street, Newtown

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As part of its commitment towards providing cycle way improvements, Council has prepared design plans to enhance a section of the Sydney to Parramatta Regional cycleway which runs east-west across the Marrickville Council area.

The intention of the proposal is to improve the function and safety this regional cycleway by dividing the existing two-way cycleway in Mary St as follows


In Eliza Street - provide a new south bound bicycle lane to take cyclists from Lennox Street towards King Street. To facilitate this new cycle path, the existing footpath on the eastern side of Eliza Street will be widened and reconstructed to be 2m wide. This new widened footpath will be a shared path between pedestrians and cyclists. New signage and pavement markings will also be provided and adjusted to accommodate the new shared cycle path. The shared path then merges into a 1.5m wide on-road cycle path which leads to a raised shared zone. Two (2) in-road street trees with kerb blisters are proposed to improve the streetscape.


In Mary Street  - remove the existing south-bound bicycle lane, which is opposite to vehicle traffic flow, and keep the north bound cycle lane which will take cyclists from King Street towards Lennox Street. To facilitate this change, new pavement markings and associated signage will be provided and adjusted. No change to existing parking arrangements is proposed in Mary Street.


In Camperdown Memorial Park -  new pavement markings and signage will be provided and adjusted to reflect the new arrangements in Mary Street and Eliza Street.


Please look at the plans here which illustrate the proposed works and indicate the changes in detail. 

 In the proposal, four parking spaces would be removed in Eliza Street to comply with relevant Standards and Guidelines, as well as improving the streetscape of Eliza Street. This removal would accommodate:

- the on-road cycle path
- the shared zone (1 space),
- manoeuvring area for light service vehicles near Lennox St (1 space), and 
- the in-road street trees (1 space )



Have your say

Council is asking surrounding residents to have their say about the improvements and will consider all comments received before making a final decision.

Should you wish to provide any comments regarding the proposal, please do so by 5pm on Friday 30 January 2015 by filling in the submission form below or via


• Mail: Marrickville Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049

• In person: Council’s Customer Service Centre at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham.

As part of its commitment towards providing cycle way improvements, Council has prepared design plans to enhance a section of the Sydney to Parramatta Regional cycleway which runs east-west across the Marrickville Council area.

The intention of the proposal is to improve the function and safety this regional cycleway by dividing the existing two-way cycleway in Mary St as follows


In Eliza Street - provide a new south bound bicycle lane to take cyclists from Lennox Street towards King Street. To facilitate this new cycle path, the existing footpath on the eastern side of Eliza Street will be widened and reconstructed to be 2m wide. This new widened footpath will be a shared path between pedestrians and cyclists. New signage and pavement markings will also be provided and adjusted to accommodate the new shared cycle path. The shared path then merges into a 1.5m wide on-road cycle path which leads to a raised shared zone. Two (2) in-road street trees with kerb blisters are proposed to improve the streetscape.


In Mary Street  - remove the existing south-bound bicycle lane, which is opposite to vehicle traffic flow, and keep the north bound cycle lane which will take cyclists from King Street towards Lennox Street. To facilitate this change, new pavement markings and associated signage will be provided and adjusted. No change to existing parking arrangements is proposed in Mary Street.


In Camperdown Memorial Park -  new pavement markings and signage will be provided and adjusted to reflect the new arrangements in Mary Street and Eliza Street.


Please look at the plans here which illustrate the proposed works and indicate the changes in detail. 

 In the proposal, four parking spaces would be removed in Eliza Street to comply with relevant Standards and Guidelines, as well as improving the streetscape of Eliza Street. This removal would accommodate:

- the on-road cycle path
- the shared zone (1 space),
- manoeuvring area for light service vehicles near Lennox St (1 space), and 
- the in-road street trees (1 space )



Have your say

Council is asking surrounding residents to have their say about the improvements and will consider all comments received before making a final decision.

Should you wish to provide any comments regarding the proposal, please do so by 5pm on Friday 30 January 2015 by filling in the submission form below or via


• Mail: Marrickville Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049

• In person: Council’s Customer Service Centre at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham.

  • What happens next? Council has not yet made a final commitment to change the traffic arrangements in your street. It should also be noted that the proposed Shared Zone is still pending RMS approval. All submissions will be included in a report to the Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Calming Advisory Committee and the recommendations from this Committee meeting will then be referred to Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Committee for consideration.

    For specific enquiries about this project or details regarding proposed meeting dates, contact Council's Civil Engineer, Investigations and Design, Mr Pierre Ayoub on 8595 2447.


    What happens next? Council has not yet made a final commitment to change the traffic arrangements in your street. It should also be noted that the proposed Shared Zone is still pending RMS approval. All submissions will be included in a report to the Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Calming Advisory Committee and the recommendations from this Committee meeting will then be referred to Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Committee for consideration.

    For specific enquiries about this project or details regarding proposed meeting dates, contact Council's Civil Engineer, Investigations and Design, Mr Pierre Ayoub on 8595 2447.


    Thanks for your submission. This engagement has now concluded.