Cycling in Sydney Australia
Great news today - the ramp for the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is going to be built next year: https://bicyclensw.org.au/shb-ramp/
Yes, it is long overdue and it isn't a link all the way up to Falcon St and on to the path along the highway, but it is a positive news story never the less.
Project overview here: https://vimeo.com/spatialau/review/193102987/edee10d505
Skip to 50 seconds for news on elveators for the pedestrian side and description of improved access on both north and south approaches.
With Wilson St, Lilyfield Rd, the SHB, infrastructure is again starting to be spread out to increase CBD access. Looks like a bit of a shift in priorities from Transport and Roads.
What was the reasons stated for the objections?
Degrading the view of the bridge. North Sydney mayor Jilly Gibson also confounded the project with unworkable suggestions such as bridge car lanes converted to bike lanes in the distant future and the option of lift.Just vote buying NIMBYism.
Such a crap thing to do. Vote her out if possible!
Well perhaps the solution is to add tack two car lanes on the western side to cater for those who won't be riding due to the poor access to the bridge
So, if someone was to fall while attempting to take their bike up or down the bike steps, could the council be held responsible? Has any "professionals" advised that the current access is dangerous?
I think RMS has ownership of the cycle way. Never heard of anyone taking legal action here.