New bike lanes in Alexandria and Erskineville

It is always wonderful to open a new cycleway – another step towards a fully-connected bike network, and another streetscape improvement for local communities!

New bike lanes in Alexandria and Erskineville

This week I was joined by fellow Councillors in opening a 1.2-kilometre link between Ashmore and Eveleigh on Bridge Street, Railway Parade and Henderson Road at Erskineville.

This path began as a pop-up in mid-2020 to meet the challenges of pandemic restrictions. The number of people riding to work, to school or university, to parks, shops, cafes and community facilities via this path has been increasing ever since.

Since 2007 the City of Sydney has delivered 25 kilometres of safe, separated cycleways including pop-up cycleways, and we have over 60 kilometres of shared paths and 40 kilometres of other cycling infrastructure.

These permanent cycleways and shared paths leave local streets safer, calmer, and quieter; and our air cleaner to breathe. They are connecting neighbourhoods, increasing transport choices, and leading to more active and healthy communities.

We are making cycling easier and safer, so it is an appealing and feasible option for even more people. Click here to use our safe cycling map, find a riding course or get a free bike tune-up – and get cycling!