Transport, Traffic and Parking in Marrickville
Marrickville Council is committed to effective management of local roads, local developments and car parking for its citizens.
However, making the most of our vibrant community doesn't have to involve a car.
Council is committed to sustainable transport - reducing car use and increasing use of public transport, walking and cycling. By promoting non-motorised transport and public transport, Council hopes to help reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse emissions. Initiatives that limit car use such as car sharing and car pooling are also encouraged.
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For more information on transport in the Marrickville area, see the sub-pages listedbelow.
Marrickville is served by a comprehensive and convenient public transport network, of buses and trains. See this page for links to timetables, maps and travel advice.
Cycling is a convenient, sustainable and enjoyable way to get around Marrickville. Council is currently implementing a Bicycle Strategy that includes a network plan, parking plan, better integration with public transport and bicycle friendly streets and neighbourhoods.
Walking is a sustainable, healthy and sociable form of getting around. A range of recreational walks (also known as Walk Wise routes) has been developed in the Marrickville area.
Construction is currently underway by Transport NSW to extend Sydney's existing light rail line from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill. Marrickville Council has lobbied for light rail for its residents for many years, and welcomes the commitment to construct the extension.
Marrickville Council is working to promote road safety to reduce accidents in the area, as set out in Council's Strategic Plan. Visit this page to find road safety data, along with tips for parents, drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.
Citizens can apply for parking permits if they live in one of the parking precincts. This allows exemption from sign-posted time limits.
Proposed Traffic Projects
Download design papers and related consultation materials for proposed traffic projects.
Transport and traffic-related pages in other areas of Council's website include the following:
A forum for discussion and advice to Council on transport issues in the Marrickville Council area and region. Members include local community representatives as well as representatives from the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and Transport NSW.
Local Traffic Planning and Advisory Committee
Advises Council on traffic and parking control matters for which Council has been delegated authority from the RTA. Recommendations from the committee are made on technical grounds, and then escalated to Council's Assets Committee for decision.
Integrated Transport Strategy
Provides the rationale and recommended actions for addressing local transport issues and moving Marrickville towards sustainable transport. The Strategy guides Council's transport planning and informs the community and other stakeholders of the work Council is already undertaking to promote sustainable transport in Marrickville.
Throughout the year, Council conducts community consultation on new projects, plans and issues in the local area to incorporate citizens' views into its decision making. Public exhibitions on transport and traffic matters such as Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) schemes will be published on this page.
Council has prepared an Accessible Public Transport Information Kit to explain the issues and priorities about accessible transport in the local area.
Council provides a community transport service for frail aged people and people living with disabilities and their carers who are unable to use public transport.
Staying Active in Marrickville Map
Council is committed to encouraging active forms of transport such as cycling and walking, for their individual health benefits, as well as being low impact on the environment.
The "Staying Active in Marrickville" map includes on-road and off-road cycling routes, bus routes with stops, CityRail train stations, walking tracks, accessible pedestrian pathways and bicycle parking. Featured destinations include parks, schools, shopping strips, childcare centres, neighbourhood information centres, libraries and other amenities.
The map is temporarily unavailable in printed form, but is still available to download below in PDF format. A new active transport guide and a separate new cycling map will soon be available.