Centennial Parklands’ latest addition to its upgraded cycling and pedestrian network has officially opened, with the Oxford Street Cycleway now available for the community to enjoy.

At an announcement by the Hon Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage, and the Hon Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads and Freight, it was noted that the $1.6 million separated cycleway and pedestrian pathway now provides a key link in the cycle network connecting Bondi Junction and other Eastern Suburbs areas with the Inner City.

The 800 metre-long cycleway and pedestrian pathway is another project delivered from the Centennial Park Master Plan 2040, and furthers our commitment to improving safety, increasing accessibility, and promoting sustainable transport opportunities for the community.

 

Hon Rob Stokes MP (left) and Bruce Notley-Smith MP amongst the first to try out the new Oxford Street Cycleway in Centennial Park

Hon Rob Stokes MP (left) and Bruce Notley-Smith MP amongst the first to try out the new Oxford Street Cycleway in Centennial Park

 

The new cycleway is a bi-directional cycleway between Woollahra Gates and Paddington Gates, along the Oxford Street border of Centennial Park

The new cycleway is a bi-directional cycleway between Woollahra Gates and Paddington Gates, along the Oxford Street border of Centennial Park

 

The dedicated cycle path is 3.5m wide, while the pedestrian pathway is 1.8m wide, and there is lighting at key locations to allow for 24 hour access to the cycleway

The dedicated cycle path is 3.5m wide, while the pedestrian pathway is 1.8m wide, and there is lighting at key locations to allow for 24 hour access to the cycleway

 

The new cycleway is the first stage in a regional improvement of Oxford Street / Moore Park Road and connecting cycleways, and we are pleased to be able to deliver this important piece of the connection early.

 

Before we all forget…

Quite often, once great projects like this are completed, many people begin to forget what was there before (or in this case, wasn’t there before!). So here’s a few photos of how the area looked just over six months ago!

 

There was no formal pathway, no lighting and cyclists were forced to hug the outside of Oxford Street during peak hour traffic

There was no formal pathway, no lighting and cyclists were forced to hug the outside of Oxford Street during peak hour traffic

 

For such a beautiful public park, the area looked barren, neglected and there was no formal pathway leading to or from the bus stop

For such a beautiful public park, the area looked barren, neglected and there was no formal pathway leading to or from the bus stop

 

We hope you enjoy the new cycleway and pedestrian pathway.

For the safety of yourself and others, please keep to respective dedicated cycling and pedestrian paths.

 

 

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