Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway Northern Access Project

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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

Transport for NSW has reached another important milestone today, with the appointment of Arenco (NSW) Pty Ltd to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge northern access ramp and cycleway.

The final design includes a new cycle path and safety improvements to Alfred St South, high quality design features and finishes such as bronze balustrading in line with Heritage Council requirements and other elements that pay tribute to the Aboriginal heritage and significance of the area.

The ramp will connect to a new bike path which will extend along the east side of Alfred Street South, between Middlemiss Street and Burton Street, and include a new street crossing on Alfred Street South. The two-way cycle path will be 2.5 metres wide and connect to the existing bike network in Milsons Point.

We are now working with the contractor to finalise the detailed plans and expect construction to start mid-2024 and take around 18 months to complete.

We will continue to engage with the community and key stakeholders as the project progresses, and thank everyone who has provided valuable feedback on the project to date.

Benefits

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

We are now working with the contractor to finalise the detailed plans and expect construction to start mid-2024 and take around 18 months to complete. 

We will continue to engage with the community and key stakeholders as the project progresses.

Construction

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

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 581 595

Email:sydneyharbourbridgeprojects@transport.nsw.gov.au