Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway Access Program


Project overview

Transport for NSW is progressing plans for a bike ramp at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway.

Project information

Project status

Planning is well underway to upgrade access at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway by providing a bike ramp and upgraded cycle path along Alfred Street South, Milsons Point.

From 28 November to 19 December 2022, Transport sought feedback from the community and stakeholders on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project. All submissions received during the public display period have now been carefully considered and addressed in a Submissions Report.

You can view the Submissions Report here. (PDF, 11.77 MB)

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond and make submissions during the REF consultation.

The Heritage NSW S60 Application was on public display in April 2023 and was approved with conditions on 7 June 2023. These conditions will be addressed by the project during design, construction and operation of the project. 

As the required approvals have now been obtained, the project has been determined to proceed with construction to commence from early 2024.

Transport for NSW will continue to consult with the community leading up to major construction and will notify them in advance of any planned work.


The linear ramp and shared cycle path will:

  • Provide a critical north-south link in the current cycling network
  • Provide improved accessibility for bike riders of different levels of ability and mobility
  • Remove the hazard of navigating the existing stairs at the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles and reduce the number of cars on the road
  • Improve the safety of bike riders, pedestrians and motorists travelling around the northern end of Alfred Street South at the Lavender Street roundabout
  • Improve safety by separating pedestrian and bike rider traffic around Milsons Point Station near Burton Street
  • Provide a safer option than a spiral ramp due to potential congestion of pedestrians, bike riders and motor vehicles
  • Support the predicted future growth in the number of bike riders travelling north and south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The existing stairs at Burton Street will be retained to uphold the historical and heritage fabric of the bridge.

Next steps

Transport for NSW (Transport) has considered all submissions received in response to the Review of Environmental Factors (REF). A Submissions Report has been published responding to comments received in the submissions. This report, along with the REF, has been used by Transport to assess key aspects of the proposed project features.  

The project has now been determined to proceed. 

Major construction is scheduled to commence in early 2024. 

Site investigations are being carried out in the local area to inform the detailed design leading up to construction. The community will be notified of these investigations in advance along with any potential impacts associated with the scheduled work. 

Transport will continue to consult with the community and stakeholders prior to and during the construction phase. 


We are committed to minimising impacts and disruption to customers, businesses, and the community during the proposed works.

Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway is expected to start in 2024 and take up to 18 months to complete, weather permitting.

Project documents

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Community updates

Submissions report

Northern cycle ramp documents (current)

Northern cycle ramp documents (superseded)

Southern cycle ramp documents

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 581 595