Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway design proposal slammed

sydney harbour bridge cycleway design proposal slammed

The NSW government has finally unveiled proposed designs for a new ramp to help improve access to the Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway – but one option has not gone down too well with cyclists.

A two-storey ramp is one of two preferred options being considered, with the other a linear ramp that would wind its way north through Bradfield Park on a gentle gradient.

The options to improve access to the northern end of the Harbour Bridge cycleway were developed by Transport for NSW and released for community feedback on Monday.

But the loop option has already been slammed as too “dizzy”, and North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson has already vowed to try to crush the proposed ramp altogether.

Camera IconA two-storey spiral ramp is one of two preferred options being considered. Supplied Credit: Supplied
Camera IconAccess to the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway is set to be greatly improved under two options being considered for a new ramp. Supplied Credit: Supplied

Cyclists who ride over the bridge have spent years dismounting and trekking up stairs to use the cycleway.

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the number of cyclists crossing the bridge could more than double over 10 years once a new ramp at Milsons Point replaced the long-term bottleneck where cyclists were forced to dismount…

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