Improved cycle access to the Bridge with projects announced for both the northern and southern approaches.
On average, more than 2,000 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. On the northern side, there are currently 55 steps near Burton Street at Milsons Point which require cyclists to dismount and push their bikes up and down the steps.
The project team is currently assessing design concept options for a ramp to replace the use of the steps. Once these design concepts have been assessed against heritage and other considerations, they will be displayed for public consultation in mid-2017.
On the southern side, cyclists travelling southbound are required to mix with vehicular traffic at Upper Fort Street before negotiating their way across the Cahill Expressway overbridge which is steep and has poor sight lines. Cyclists are then required to cycle on a shared path before connecting to the existing Kent Street Cycleway.
Roads and Maritime is working with the City of Sydney on plans for a dedicated cycleway connection from the Kent Street Cycleway to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway to improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. The environmental assessment report is planned for public consultation in mid-2017.