Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park

Consultation has concluded

Update: Randwick Council will consider a report on the results of the community consultation at its meeting on 28 August 2018. View the Council report [Web version] [PDF version] 26MB (starting p137)

Randwick City Council is committed to providing safe and healthy transport options to improve our streets and make them easier to walk and cycle along.

We are planning some improvement works to provide better walking and cycling connections to Centennial Park, local shops, schools and the new light rail stops along Anzac Parade.

The project includes:
• safer pedestrian crossings
• new trees and plants
• separated, bi-directional cycleway
• enhanced streetscape
• improved lighting
• traffic calming

You are invited to view the detailed plans and provide feedback on this project. Hard copies of the improvement plans are also available at all Randwick City Libraries and at the Administration Building, 30 Frances Street, Randwick.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an on-line submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park" by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The improvement plans are on public exhibition from 25 May 2018 to 9am Monday 2 July 2018.

Visit our website for more information on Council's ongoing walking and cycling streetscape improvements.

The design development of the project is funded by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of the Active Transport Program. Construction of the project is anticipated to take place in future years, subject to funding from the NSW Government.

Update: Randwick Council will consider a report on the results of the community consultation at its meeting on 28 August 2018. View the Council report [Web version] [PDF version] 26MB (starting p137)

Randwick City Council is committed to providing safe and healthy transport options to improve our streets and make them easier to walk and cycle along.

We are planning some improvement works to provide better walking and cycling connections to Centennial Park, local shops, schools and the new light rail stops along Anzac Parade.

The project includes:
• safer pedestrian crossings
• new trees and plants
• separated, bi-directional cycleway
• enhanced streetscape
• improved lighting
• traffic calming

You are invited to view the detailed plans and provide feedback on this project. Hard copies of the improvement plans are also available at all Randwick City Libraries and at the Administration Building, 30 Frances Street, Randwick.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an on-line submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park" by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The improvement plans are on public exhibition from 25 May 2018 to 9am Monday 2 July 2018.

Visit our website for more information on Council's ongoing walking and cycling streetscape improvements.

The design development of the project is funded by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of the Active Transport Program. Construction of the project is anticipated to take place in future years, subject to funding from the NSW Government.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • The planned separated cycleways are great but will there also be a separated bike path next to the light rail on Alison Rd from Darley to Wansey Rds, on Wansey Rd and on High St to Avoca St?

    Paul Ireland asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. A shared path is being reinstated along Alison Road between Darley Road and Wansey Road as part of the light rail project. This path will continue around the corner and up the hill along Wansey Road to High Street. 

    Due to the constrained road width and the introduction of light rail, it is unlike a shared path or separated cycleway along High Street from Wansey Road to Avoca Street can be constructed. Council is exploring options to improve walking and cycling connections from Coogee Beach to Randwick junction and UNSW. 


  • Is this bicycle infrastructure considered a "bicycle lane" as per Road Rule 247, or a "bicycle path" (and therefore not subject to Road Rule 247)? https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/regulation/2008/179/part15/rule.247

    yvonnec asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question. The separated cycleway will be considered a ‘bicycle path’, meaning that people riding bikes can still use the traffic lane if they choose to. 

  • 1) When will the bridge for cyclists/pedestrians over Kensington Ponds in Centennial Park be reinstated? 2) How will the Doncaster Rd cycleway link to that bridge - the light rail appears to have closed off access entirely? 3) You say below that the light rail drawings show a signalised pedestrian and bike crossing on the western side of the Doncaster Avenue and Alison Road intersection - why then is the proposed cycle way not on the Western Side of Doncaster Avenue? 4) Most property owners with driveways on Doncaster Ave have to REVERSE out of their driveways and "edge out" slowly. They will therefore block the footpath and cycle lane while doing this, and it will be difficult to look at cyclists coming from two directions. This poses a safety risk for cyclists. I support the separated cycle way, but why are you not proposing a single direction cycle way on both sides of Doncaster Ave?

    SF2018 asked over 1 year ago

    1)  Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust have plans to reinstate the bridge over Kensington Ponds to accommodate a significant rise of visitor numbers arriving from the south, via Light Rail and from nearby residential areas. Please refer to their master plan for further timing information by clicking on the link below.

    https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/83074/CENTENNIAL_PARK_MASTER_PLAN_2040_-_VOL_1_-_web_size.pdf

    2) The light rail drawings show a signalised pedestrian and bike crossing on the western side of the Doncaster Avenue and Alison Road intersection. Bike riders will then travel west to a signalised crossing that will connect to the elevated shared path along Alison Road. Access to the proposed bridge into Centennial Park will be integrated into this shared path along Alison Road.

    3)  The western side of Doncaster Avenue was chosen following a route analysis which considered the number of intersections, driveways, power poles and trees along the east and west side. School drop off and pick up zones, clearways and loading zones also played a role in this decision.

    4)  A single direction separated cycleway on both sides was considered at the beginning of the project. However this option resulted in parking loss along one side of the street, as the width required for two bike paths was far greater than the bidirectional cycleway design. Similar bidirectional facilities have been installed in other parts of Sydney and have led to increased participation in cycling for transport, and participation by a far wider cross section of the population.

  • It's fantastic to see these upgrades planned, I ride most of this exact route every day. Overall they're looking very good, but there is one concern I have. At Houston road, stretches of the current cycle lane are blocked with bins on bin day, necessitating maneuvering around them into car lanes. The apartment blocks in particular have a dozen or more in a row. After the upgrades, where are the apartment blocks going to be placing them out? The new car lane will be too narrow, perhaps forcing them to be left on the cycleway. I feel it's important to provision for this. Another aspect - I've had a few close calls with vehicles sometimes turning left into Gardener's Lane without noticing me in the cycle lane. Some additional consideration for this should be made. Ben

    BhB asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for writing to us. We are talking with our waste team to coordinate our bin collection. This is a key consideration for Council and alternative waste collection approaches are being evaluated.

    Also, thanks for providing information about Gardeners Lane. We will review our design to see if any safety improvements can be made. 


  • Are the cycleways that used to be on Wansey Road and Alison Road (along the racecourse) ever coming back? They disappeared for the light rail work which I can understand but I really hope that they'll come back once the work is done... My daily commute is a lot scarier because of this. By the way I love the new bike path overlooking the Centennial park ponds. It puts a smile on my face when I cycle by every morning!

    nmeessen asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your questions and comments.

    We are hopeful that the shared path on Wansey Road and Alison Road (between Wansey Road and Darley Road) will be open by the end of this year. We are regularly highlighting the importance of opening this shared path as soon as possible to Transport of NSW and we will continue to do so in the future.

  • Looks good - it will be interesting to see how most of the busy intersections handle the flow. How is the Sturt onto Avoca and right onto Bundock Street going to operate. That intersection is a nightmare and very dangerous already for pedestrians, bikes and cars. The maps don't quite show this intersection.

    Michelle Bradley asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question. 

    We are currently developing the concept design for the route that connects South Coogee to the new light rail terminus at Kingsford. Whilst plans for this project are not currently available, you can register for updates at the link below.

    https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-building/council-works-and-upgrades/major-projects/pedestrian-cycling-streetscape-improvements

    Once consultation commences, and the concept designs are publically available, there will be opportunity to provide feedback.  We hope that you will take the opportunity to register your details via our website to receive updates for this project.


  • Where are the plans for the remainder of Sturt Street and Bundock Street? (Only the beginning of Sturt Street has been included to date) How will the intersection of Sturt Street and Paton Street work? (Already a dangerous intersection) How will the cyclists cross from Sturt Street, across the extremely busy and dangerous Avoca Street, into Bundock Street? How will that cyclist crossing impact on traffic also making the same left/right journey from Sturt to Bundock Streets?

    Hsb asked over 1 year ago

    We are currently developing the concept design for the route that connects South Coogee to the new light rail terminus at Kingsford. This link has been identified by the NSW State Government as a strategic separated cycleway.  Whilst plans for this project are not currently available, you can register for updates at the link below.

    https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-building/council-works-and-upgrades/major-projects/pedestrian-cycling-streetscape-improvements

    Once consultation commences, and the concept designs are publicly available, there will be opportunity to provide further feedback.  We hope that you will take the opportunity to register your details via our website to receive updates for this project.

  • Intersection of Houston and Day st: At rush hours periods and most of the day, there is a steady stream of traffic at this intersection. I don't see how cyclists will be able to safely cross without a dedicated crossing signal and will just cycle on Day and Doncaster ave roadway. It might be worth monitoring this intersection from 7am some morning to understand the traffic volume, including cyclists Thank you Frank.

    FM asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your comments regarding the intersection at Day Avenue and Houston Road.

    We've significantly reduced the distance cyclists need to cross Day Avenue at this intersection through introducing new planters and kerb extensions. However we note your comment and we will review the concept design to see whether further improvements can be made.

  • This design is great, and really exciting to get some protected infrastructure to support active travel! At the Northern end, how does access for people on bicycles join with the new elevated cycleway on the northern side of the light rail tracks running parallel to Alison Road?

    yvonnec asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question about the cycle connections to the shared path along Alison Road.

    The light rail drawings show a signalised pedestrian and bike crossing on the western side of the Doncaster Avenue and Alison Road intersection. Bike riders will then travel west to a signalised crossing that will connect to the elevated shared path along Alison Road.