Parramatta, Alfred Street Ped and Cyclist Bridge concept designs

Full copy`n`paste,From Parramatta Council,

As part of improving connectivity and celebrating the Parramatta River, the City of Parramatta is designing a new world class pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Parramatta River at Alfred Street, Rosehill.

We are inviting you to provide feedback and comments on the concept design by the 28th of October. Community support for the project will greatly assist Council in advocating to potential funding partners for its construction. This project will unlock pedestrian and cycling movement in the area, link precincts and reflect the City’s vision to be Sydney’s Central City; sustainable, liveable and productive.

The concept designs will be on display at drop in sessions at the following locations and dates:

  • Friday 13 October 2017, 9am to 2pm
    Parramatta Town Hall, Centenary Square, Parramatta
  • Sunday 15 October 2017, 9am to 2pm
    Spring Cycle, Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Saturday 21 October 2017, 9am to 2pm
    Corner of Alfred Street and River Road West, Parramatta
  • Sunday 22 October 2017, 7am to Midday
    River Foreshore Path between Pemberton Street and Morton Street, Parramatta.

Hard copies of the design will also available at the Parramatta Central Library, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta.

If you have any questions, please contact:
p: (02) 9806 5632

or, via post to:

Attn Transport Planning
City of Parramatta Council
PO Box 32, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Bridge Design- Public Information Package. pdf  14.6MB

Views: 213

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Bridge itself is a sound idea, lots of hirise going up all around it, and the shortcut will make walking shorter for quite a few trips.

Criticisms - I don't like the deprioritizing of the through path and prioritizing of the bridge path on the north side.  I would only do such a thing if they were going to replicate a similar approach on the south side of the bridge and hook up the shared path on the other side of the bridge as part of this project.   Since the bridge is just dumping riders out onto a street, I don't think it should have such priority on its entrance.   I also expect that better designs would make the stairs unnecessary.

Just what will be the best route into Parra from here? Depends where you want to go. Eventually there will be a path around the cliff on the north side, to the existing path opposite the ferry terminal, which leads to Church St. Or if you went across the Gasworks Bridge to get to that end of Parramatta there will be an eventual riverside path on that side too, with a sharp 180 deg left off the bridge down a ramp to the path. Maybe they should put a ramp heading west off the bridge instead of the sharp left ramp. Or you might just want to get on to the road network via (maybe) Noller St.

As for the north side, a three way ramp system off the bridge would be ideal, west, north and east. Pedestrians could use the ramps, so no need for steps.


© 2018   Created by DamianM.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service