Riding a bicycle is a fantastic way to get around, keep fit and save money. It also helps reduce car use and benefits the environment. Council is improving bicycle routes across the inner west to make it safer, more convenient and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities to ride a bike.
With support from the NSW Government, Council is proposing to improve the route between Parramatta Road and Marrickville Park via West Street.
The process so far
Local community members and other stakeholders were invited to comment on route options in January/February 2017. The information received was used to develop a draft concept plan which was exhibited from 13 July to 13 August 2017. The feedback received was considered and where possible, incorporated into a revised concept plan.
The revised concept plan
Like the draft concept plan, the proposed route uses traffic lanes in local streets where there are low vehicle volumes. The main changes in the revised concept plan are:
|Change to concept plan||Reason|
There is an overall loss of one parking space in the revised plan:
- Frazer Street: four new spaces and remove five spaces.
- Thomas Street: one space would be relocated.
Please note that the exact impact on parking will be determined later during the detailed design phase of the project.
- View the revised concept plans
- See a summary of the community's feedback from the public exhibition of the draft concept plan
What happens next?
The revised concept plan, and a report including a summary of comments received, will be considered at the Inner West Council Local Traffic Committee (LTC) meeting on Thursday 7 December 2017. The LTC meeting agenda will be available to view on Council’s website in the week before the meeting.
Members of the public may register to speak at this meeting. If you wish to do so, please contact Council’s Administration Assistant – Infrastructure Services on (02) 9335 2213 to advise of your attendance.
The recommendations of the LTC will then be considered by Council in February 2018.