​​​​​​​Work begins on brand new Broughton Street cycleway
Fri, 28/08/2020 - 13:23

Cycling in the City of Canada Bay will improve with a new $1.7 million bike path underway.

“I am pleased to announce works have begun on the brand new Broughton Street cycleway from Queen Elizabeth Park to Parramatta Road in Concord,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“The Broughton Street cycleway is part of our suite of active transport projects this year which include the $7 million Concord to the Bay Run cycleway and the Canada Bay Bike Plan,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“We are planning for an active future and this new path is designed for cyclists of all ages and abilities, and will benefit both commuters and recreational cyclists in the area.”

The new cycleway in Concord will feature a mix of shared paths and on-road cycleways, pedestrian crossing reconfiguration, road resurfacing, new plants and hedges, and new lights for pedestrians.

This project is part of a larger cycle link from Burwood Park to Queen Elizabeth Park funded by NSW Government as part of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP). Burwood Council have completed the path from Parramatta Road to Burwood Park and will complete the project with easy to see wayfinding signage.

Burwood Mayor John Faker said “the new cycleway would complement the two new paths recently completed in Burwood and would strengthen the ties between the two areas by creating easier access between them.”

“This new cycleway will give cyclists and pedestrians more opportunities to keep fit and enjoy the beauties Burwood and Canada Bay have to offer that we so often miss while driving” he said.

“It will also be a great chance to leave the car at home if you’re lucky enough to work or study in the inner western Sydney.”

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Executive Director of Infrastructure and Place Martin Reason said “the new cycleway is a great example of the NSW Government working closely with Councils to provide new and improved open space and green connections for communities to enjoy.”

“The Parramatta Urban Amenity Improvement program is improving public space along the 20-kilometre stretch of Parramatta Road with 32 projects delivered or in the works to transform open space and active transport from Camperdown to Granville.”

Construction is due to be complete by December 2020, weather permitting and subject to COVID–19 restrictions.

For more information on the project visit: bit.ly/broughtonstreetcycleway