Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway ramping up
The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge will be accessible to even more people with the design of the northern bike ramp a step closer to reality.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the winning design team led by ASPECT Studios responded imaginatively and sensitively to the heritage of the area and the needs of the community.
“The winning design for the Harbour Bridge ramp will allow people of all ages and ability to ride along our most iconic landmark, making it an accessible and spectacular route for all,” Mr Stokes said.
“The Sydney Harbour Bridge was visionary when it was originally designed 90 years ago, now is the time to look ahead and deliver an equally forward-thinking extension of the bridge that will allow even more people to ride between the Sydney CBD and the north shore for work or leisure.
“I would like to thank the more than 1,066 people who provided feedback on the shortlisted designs, which was crucial in determining the winning design.”
The ASPECT Studios team includes Collins and Turner Architects, Yerrabingin, Eckersley O’Callaghan Engineers, JMT Consulting and Design 5 Architects.
Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson said the preferred team will now progress a detailed design with ongoing engagement with the community, Heritage Council, North Sydney Council, Transport for NSW, and other key stakeholders.
“My local community has been vocal about the importance of the heritage and amenity of this place, and the need to protect and enhance public space. We will ensure these priorities and concerns continue to be reflected as the project progresses,” Ms Wilson said.
“The design team delivered a thoughtful response to a long-standing and challenging problem, incorporating community feedback into a design that is unobtrusive, complementary to the heritage façade of Milsons Point Station and the Harbour Bridge, and ensures the ongoing enjoyment of Bradfield Park.”
Transport for NSW will continue to work on plans for a separated bike path on Alfred Street South, responding to feedback given during recent consultations that the Harbour Bridge needs to be better connected to local cycling routes.
The community will have a further chance to view the updated design and provide their feedback as part of the planning and heritage approval proceses. To learn more about the project or view the outcomes report please visit: https://nswroads.work/cycleway.