Making it safer and easier to ride a bike – Parramatta Road to Marrickville Park (Regional Route 2)

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. You are now invited to provide feedback on the draft concept plan for this route.

The process so far

Community members were invited to comment on bicycle route options in the study area in February this year. Council received 28 submissions and invited feedback from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Sydney Buses.

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 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
  • the route uses the existing shared path on West Street between Thomas Street and the rail overbridge
  • shared paths are proposed on:
  • West Street (north of Thomas Street and on the western side of the rail overbridge);
  • approaches to the intersection of New Canterbury Road and West Street; and
  • the western side of Livingstone Road between Morgan Street and Addison Road
  • Signage and pavement markings would be installed on the paths to improve awareness for path users.

Other proposed features include:

  • adjusting the slip lane at Thomas Street (near Nestor Lane); providing a new pedestrian/bicycle refuge on Thomas Street; and providing a shared environment intersection on Nestor Lane (near West Street)
  • a bicycle storage area – a dedicated space for bike riders on West Street to wait when crossing New Canterbury Road
  • a ‘no left turn’ restriction for cars turning from New Canterbury Road into Ducros Street, to reduce the risk of collision with bicycles turning right from Ducros Street onto a proposed shared path
  • a pedestrian/bicycle refuge on Frazer Street near Miller Lane to improve access to Marrickville Park (already approved by Council in 2015 as part of Marrickville West Local Area Traffic Management Plan)
  • bicycle lanterns at signalised intersections so that people on bicycle can cross with pedestrians

Parking changes

The proposed route improvements would:

  • remove seven on-street parking spaces on Frazer Street where the new refuge would be built
  • relocate one space on Thomas Street to accommodate the proposed slip lane changes

Please note that the exact impact will be determined later during the detailed design phase of the project.

Find out more

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 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 Parramatta Road and Marrickville Park via West Street. You are now invited to provide feedback on the draft concept plan for this route.

The process so far

Community members were invited to comment on bicycle route options in the study area in February this year. Council received 28 submissions and invited feedback from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Sydney Buses.

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 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
  • the route uses the existing shared path on West Street between Thomas Street and the rail overbridge
  • shared paths are proposed on:
  • West Street (north of Thomas Street and on the western side of the rail overbridge);
  • approaches to the intersection of New Canterbury Road and West Street; and
  • the western side of Livingstone Road between Morgan Street and Addison Road
  • Signage and pavement markings would be installed on the paths to improve awareness for path users.

Other proposed features include:

  • adjusting the slip lane at Thomas Street (near Nestor Lane); providing a new pedestrian/bicycle refuge on Thomas Street; and providing a shared environment intersection on Nestor Lane (near West Street)
  • a bicycle storage area – a dedicated space for bike riders on West Street to wait when crossing New Canterbury Road
  • a ‘no left turn’ restriction for cars turning from New Canterbury Road into Ducros Street, to reduce the risk of collision with bicycles turning right from Ducros Street onto a proposed shared path
  • a pedestrian/bicycle refuge on Frazer Street near Miller Lane to improve access to Marrickville Park (already approved by Council in 2015 as part of Marrickville West Local Area Traffic Management Plan)
  • bicycle lanterns at signalised intersections so that people on bicycle can cross with pedestrians

Parking changes

The proposed route improvements would:

  • remove seven on-street parking spaces on Frazer Street where the new refuge would be built
  • relocate one space on Thomas Street to accommodate the proposed slip lane changes

Please note that the exact impact will be determined later during the detailed design phase of the project.

Find out more

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 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.

Regional Route 2 - 17/SF2581

Tell us what you think about the draft concept plans for improving the bicycle route from Parramatta Road to Marrickville Park.


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