Implementing the Bicycle Strategy
Council adopted the Marrickville Bicycle Strategy in 2007 following extensive community consultation.
The Strategy encompasses:
1. A bicycle network plan
2. A bicycle parking plan
3. A plan for better integration with public transport
4. A plan for bicycle-friendly streets and neighbourhoods.
The strategy identifies 12 Regional Routes (RR) covering approximately 50 km, and 20 Local Routes (LR) across the council area covering 45 km. Total implementation cost is estimated to be $7.2 million.
The following major works have been completed since adoption of the strategy:
- RR 07 Newtown to Ashfield - Stage 1: On road pavement, signs and markings completed between Newtown and Petersham (2006/07);
- RR 07 Newtown to Ashfield - Stage 2: Roundabout modifications at Trade/Liberty St Intersection, Stanmore (2007/08);
- RR 11 Cooks River - Stage 2: Mackey Park reconstruction and widening, $165,000 (2007/08);
- RR 11 Cooks River - Stage 3: Warren Park reconstruction and widening at Carrington Street end, $73,000 (2008/09);
- RR 11 Cooks River - Stage 4: Warren Park to Illawarra Road at Steel Park, $200,000 (2009/10);
- RR 05 Camperdown to Marrickville Metro - Stage 1: $300,000 for on-road signs and markings and intersection treatments (2009/10);
- RR 12 Alexandra Canal - Stage 1: Route identification and concept design (2009/10);
- RR 11 Cooks River - Stage 5: Kendrick Park reconstruction and widening, $300,000 (2010/11);
- RR 05 Marrickville Metro to Meeks Road - Stage 2: $300,000 for on-road signs, markings and intersection treatments (2011/12); proposed works include the completion of the upgrade to the rail underpass section of Liberty Street (Trade Street to Trafalgar Street); and
- an annual program of bike rack installations, focusing at this stage on the main-street commercial centres, railway stations and specific businesses such as bicycle shops.
The following works are funded and planned:
- RR 05 Carrington Road: $300,000 for on-road signs, markings and intersection treatments (2012/13);
Council will also continue to implement miscellaneous minor works to improve conditions for cycling as they are raised by Bike Marrickville and other cycle users.