Cyclist Access - Access projects - Sydney Harbour Bridge precinct


Project overview

On average, more than 2000 cyclist trips are taken across the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway every weekday. That makes the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway the busiest link in the Metro Sydney Bike Network.

Project information

Scheduled Maintenance

Transport for NSW will continue to carry out scheduled maintenance on the Sydney Harbour Bridge walkway and cycleway.

To minimise the inconvenience to cyclists and pedestrians, we will continue to carry out this work two nights per month.

Work on the cycleway will be scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month, weather permitting.

Work on the walkway will be scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, weather permitting.

During Vivid the dates may change so please check signage.

Our working hours will be from 9.30pm to 4am.

Cycleways and the NSW Bike Plan

Transport for NSW aims to provide Sydney cyclists with a safe, enjoyable cycle network. The identified new bike path projects will encourage greater use of bicycles throughout Sydney.

Following the success of the Naremburn Cycleway linking North Ryde to Naremburn which increased cycle commuter figures across the bridge by 60 percent, further improvements to cycle routes that connect to the bridge have been announced.

Sydney Harbour Bridge southern cycleway

Transport for NSW is working in partnership with City of Sydney on the southern cycleway proposal. The new cycleway connection would join the southern end of the  existing Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway to create a purpose built connection to the cyclist network on Kent Street, Sydney. This will alleviate the need for cyclists to share public roads and footpaths between the bridge and Kent Street.

Sydney Harbour Bridge northern cycle ramp

The existing Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway is a vital commuter link for Sydneysiders including cyclists enjoying the view of the harbour or commuting to and from work.

Currently, cyclists must dismount and push their bikes up and down 55 steps at the northern end of the cycleway to access the bridge. While there is a ramp in the middle of the stair case to make this task easier, it is by no means ideal and can be very difficult for people in terms of fitness, coordination or who cannot easily climb stairs.

Transport for NSW is progressing the construction of an elevated linear ramp for cyclists to access the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the northern end of the cycleway at Milsons Point. Construction of the ramp is due to commence in 2024.

North Shore Link Cycleway

The North Shore Link Cycleway connecting from the Naremburn Cycleway to the Sydney Harbour Bridge is identified in the NSW Government’s 'Sydney's Cycling Future' strategy document as a major missing link in the Metro Sydney Bike Network.

The first stage of this project involves the design of a dedicated cycle route to connect the present ending point of the cycleway at Merrenburn Avenue, Naremburn to the existing pedestrian/cycle bridge at Ridge Street, North Sydney. Early works have already been built as part of the Warringah Freeway Bus Layover and the Falcon Street pedestrian and cyclist facilities projects at Cammeray. Later stages of the North Shore Link Cycleway project would respond to the 'HarbourLink' community idea, connecting North Sydney to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway.

In partnership with Transport for NSW, in 2009 North Sydney Council commissioned an in-depth study of the costs and benefits of staged completion of the North Shore Cycleway.

Inner Sydney regional bicycle network report

In 2010, the City of Sydney commissioned independent research to quantify the economic benefits of the proposed Inner Sydney Regional Bike Network. See City of Sydney for more information.