Cycleway News: Sydney & Adelaide

An aerial view of the proposed access ramp to the northern end of Sydney Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point.

Sydney, NSW & Adelaide, SA Prospects for improved bike access over Sydney Harbour Bridge took a major step forward last month, when the NSW Heritage Council approved designs for a project more than two decades in the making. The Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway project is set to bypass the 55 steps riders currently have to…

Sydney Cycling Hits Record Highs as Moore Park Cycleway Retained

People riding bicycles on a city cycleway.

Sydney, NSW Record numbers of Sydneysiders are cycling into the city, with recorded bike trips in some locations up to six times higher than in 2010, according to figures released by City of Sydney council. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore attributed the increase to the expansion of cycling infrastructure throughout the city. “Since 2007 we…

Smiles and Celebrations as Two Hard-Won Projects Open

Sydney political members cutting opening ceremony ribbon

Sydney, NSW Two significant protected bike lane projects had their official opening ceremonies just one week apart in Sydney during March 2023. In both cases, it took more than a decade of struggle from cycling advocates to ensure these short but heavily used and strategically placed pieces of infrastructure were built. College Street Cycleway As…

Pro Micromobility Mayors Win Elections

Mayor Eric Adams

Montreal, Canada The following article was first published by The Guardian on Friday 29th October. Since then, there have been several more key mayoral election results that the original article could only speculate upon. Therefore, at the end of this article, I’ve added an update that includes more very recent ‘pro-micromobility’ mayoral victories. Every politician…

New Sydney Cycleways Amid Rider Boom

City of Sydney, Saunders and Miller St Cycleway

Three new cycleway links are being opened in central Sydney, coinciding with the release of a City of Sydney study that shows a considerable increase in the number of residents who cycle regularly.

Remarkable Turnaround for Symbolic College Street Bike Path

A render of the cycleway on Liverpool Street

Five years ago, one of the most heavily used protected bicycle paths in Australia that had been built at a cost of five million dollars, ripped out by an anti-cycling Roads Minister. The state was New South Wales, the path was along College Street in the CBD of Sydney and the then Minister for Roads…

City of Sydney Pushing For Lower Speed Limits

Motorists could be forced to slow down to 40km/h when driving throughout the City of Sydney, as the NSW government works with local councils to reduce speed limits in areas with high numbers of pedestrians and cyclists. Transport for NSW is negotiating with councils across the city to reduce speed limits to 10km/h in pedestrian-motorist…