More Active Transport links planned for Mascot
A new active transport route is being planned for Mascot that will create a more integrated network for people to walk and cycle along the Alexandra Canal towards Sydney Park.
Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Kiersten Fishburn was pleased to announce NSW Government funding had been granted to develop the design of the project.
“This shared pathway will be a fantastic addition to Sydney’s active transport network, and will benefit locals and visitors,” Ms Fishburn said.
“The new 1km link will join two existing shared paths between Coward Street and Campbell Street, connecting walkers, runners and bike riders from the south towards the city.
“They will be able to link up with a number of other active transport routes in the area, including the stunning Sydney Park, which has over 40 hectares of open green space in Alexandria.
“This project is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to create more active transport links throughout the state to encourage more people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday travel.
“Walking and cycling for commuting and short trips relieve pressure on our roads and public transport networks and are part of a healthy lifestyle for our communities.”
This new planned active transport route will complement those soon to be delivered as part of Sydney Gateway, the road infrastructure project that will transform the way motorists travel to and from the Sydney Airport precinct.
“The Sydney Gateway project will also deliver more than three kilometres of new walking and cycling infrastructure that will help revitalise the area,” Ms Fishburn said.
“Sydney Gateway will also improve the existing shared path on Coward Street between the Alexandra Canal and Bourke Road, creating an integrated and vibrant active transport network.
“This funding will be put towards developing a concept design for this new route and gathering all the necessary environmental approvals to deliver the project.
“As part of this project, we have collaborated with City of Sydney, Inner West and Bayside councils, as well as Bicycle NSW and local bike groups. Their input has been critical in shaping the Sydney Gateway and Sydney Airport Active Transport Strategy which was published today.
“We thank them for their participation in shaping the future of our active transport network and look forward to continuing to work with them and other stakeholders to create the best possible outcome for all.”
This planned new pathway also forms part of the Green Square to Kogarah strategic cycleway corridor, which was announced in April 2022.