Making it safer and easier to ride a bike – St Peters to Tempe (Local Route 7)

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 St Peters station and the Cooks River at Tempe. You are now invited to provide feedback on the draft concept plan for the route.

The process so far

Community members were invited to comment on bicycle route options between St Peters and Tempe in February this year. Council received 74 submissions and over 100 markers were placed on an interactive map with comments about specific locations. Council also invited feedback from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Sydney Buses, Sydney Metro, Sydney Trains and Sydney Water.

The draft concept plan

A draft concept plan has been developed using the feedback received and a technical analysis of existing conditions and route options.

Overview of the draft plan

  • the proposed route mainly uses traffic lanes in local streets where there are low vehicle volumes. New roadmarkings would be installed in these streets to improve motorists’ awareness of people on bicycles;
  • shared paths are proposed in May Street, Edwin Street and Gannon Street – with path widening in Edwin Street and additional signage on all shared paths to improve awareness for all path users.

Other proposed features include:

  • shared environment intersections to improve safety and convenience for people walking or riding at:
  • Stanley Street - near the intersection with Edwin Street
  • Tramway Street - on the eastern side of the intersection with Edwin Street, and
  • Foreman Street - near the intersection with the Princes Highway
  • contraflow bicycle lanes on the following one-way streets:
  • Union Street - from Edwin Street to School Lane (to be integrated into Council’s recent works)
  • Mary Street - from Bakers Lane to Roberts Lane
  • changing intersection priority to give cars and bicycles travelling along Henry Street priority when travelling through the intersections of Yelverton Street, George Street and Terry Street
  • bicycle storage areas – a dedicated space for people on bicycles to wait on Henry Street when crossing Railway Road
  • a protected space for people on bicycles to safely turn right from Griffiths Street onto the proposed shared path on Gannon Street.

Parking changes

The proposed route improvements would remove two on-street parking spaces on the western side of Griffiths Street adjacent to the rail line. Please note that the exact parking impacts will be determined later during the detailed design phase of the project.

Find out more

See the draft concept plan

Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft plan by completing the form below. The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 13 August 2017.

What happens next?

Once the public exhibition closes, all feedback received will be considered and may inform revisions of the concept plan. A report summarising issues raised will then be prepared and provided to Council along with the concept plan for review and decision.

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 St Peters station and the Cooks River at Tempe. You are now invited to provide feedback on the draft concept plan for the route.

The process so far

Community members were invited to comment on bicycle route options between St Peters and Tempe in February this year. Council received 74 submissions and over 100 markers were placed on an interactive map with comments about specific locations. Council also invited feedback from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Sydney Buses, Sydney Metro, Sydney Trains and Sydney Water.

The draft concept plan

A draft concept plan has been developed using the feedback received and a technical analysis of existing conditions and route options.

Overview of the draft plan

  • the proposed route mainly uses traffic lanes in local streets where there are low vehicle volumes. New roadmarkings would be installed in these streets to improve motorists’ awareness of people on bicycles;
  • shared paths are proposed in May Street, Edwin Street and Gannon Street – with path widening in Edwin Street and additional signage on all shared paths to improve awareness for all path users.

Other proposed features include:

  • shared environment intersections to improve safety and convenience for people walking or riding at:
  • Stanley Street - near the intersection with Edwin Street
  • Tramway Street - on the eastern side of the intersection with Edwin Street, and
  • Foreman Street - near the intersection with the Princes Highway
  • contraflow bicycle lanes on the following one-way streets:
  • Union Street - from Edwin Street to School Lane (to be integrated into Council’s recent works)
  • Mary Street - from Bakers Lane to Roberts Lane
  • changing intersection priority to give cars and bicycles travelling along Henry Street priority when travelling through the intersections of Yelverton Street, George Street and Terry Street
  • bicycle storage areas – a dedicated space for people on bicycles to wait on Henry Street when crossing Railway Road
  • a protected space for people on bicycles to safely turn right from Griffiths Street onto the proposed shared path on Gannon Street.

Parking changes

The proposed route improvements would remove two on-street parking spaces on the western side of Griffiths Street adjacent to the rail line. Please note that the exact parking impacts will be determined later during the detailed design phase of the project.

Find out more

See the draft concept plan

Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft plan by completing the form below. The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 13 August 2017.

What happens next?

Once the public exhibition closes, all feedback received will be considered and may inform revisions of the concept plan. A report summarising issues raised will then be prepared and provided to Council along with the concept plan for review and decision.

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Tell us what you think about the draft concept plans for improving the bicycle route from St Peters to Tempe.


CLOSED: This engagement has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated.