Making it easier and safer to ride a bike - Lewisham to Newtown (Regional 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 to make it safer, more convenient and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities to ride a bike.

One of the routes Council is proposing to improve is from Longport Street, Lewisham to Mary Street/ Eliza Street, Newtown.

Background

With support from the NSW Government, Council is proposing to improve this important regional bicycle route.

In February and March 2016, Council asked the community and other stakeholders for feedback on cycling along these routes. The feedback received, along with technical assessments of the study areas, was used by Council’s consultants to develop a draft concept plan for the route.

The draft concept plan for Regional Route 7 was placed on public exhibition between May and June 2016.


In late 2016, the concept plan for Regional Route 7 was revised to address issues raised by the community during the public exhibition of the draft concept plan.


The revised plan was considered by the Inner West Council Local Traffic Committee and its recommendation to approve the plan was endorsed by Council.


What happens next?

Detailed designs for the route will be developed and community members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on these.

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 to make it safer, more convenient and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities to ride a bike.

One of the routes Council is proposing to improve is from Longport Street, Lewisham to Mary Street/ Eliza Street, Newtown.

Background

With support from the NSW Government, Council is proposing to improve this important regional bicycle route.

In February and March 2016, Council asked the community and other stakeholders for feedback on cycling along these routes. The feedback received, along with technical assessments of the study areas, was used by Council’s consultants to develop a draft concept plan for the route.

The draft concept plan for Regional Route 7 was placed on public exhibition between May and June 2016.


In late 2016, the concept plan for Regional Route 7 was revised to address issues raised by the community during the public exhibition of the draft concept plan.


The revised plan was considered by the Inner West Council Local Traffic Committee and its recommendation to approve the plan was endorsed by Council.


What happens next?

Detailed designs for the route will be developed and community members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on these.