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Council seeks feedback on walking and cycling improvements Kingsford to South Coogee

Published Date
08/11/2018
News Topic
Upgrades & Improvements
Artist impression of South Coogee to Kingsford walking and cycling improvements

Randwick City Council is proposing to improve walking and cycling links between South Coogee and the new Kingsford light rail terminal and is seeking public feedback.

A design concept is on public exhibition from 29 October to 23 November 2018 which proposes building a separated cycleway from the Kingsford light rail terminal, across Anzac Parade, along Sturt Street, crossing Avoca Street and along Bundock Street ending at Malabar Road at South Coogee.

The 1.9km route is part of the Council’s adopted Cycle Strategy and will link another planned cycleway along Doncaster Ave between Kingsford and Centennial Park. The plans will provide safe and healthy transport options to improve local streets making them easier and more pleasant to walk and cycle along.

Proposed route - South Coogee to Kingsford

This link provides a key east-west connection with light rail as well as linking to local primary and high schools.

Work will include installing:

One option Council is seeking feedback on would see the removal of 129 onstreet parking spaces and 37 trees. While an alternative option would result in fewer trees being removed (30) but more car parking lost (172). In both options, 60 advanced new trees would be planted to offset the loss.

Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said:

“Council officers have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the best options for improving walking and cycling links between Kingsford and South Coogee along Sturt and Bundock Street.

“Given the narrowness of Bundock Street, it’s challenging to create a footpath and separated cycleway without impacting either onstreet parking or street trees. That’s why we’ve gone to the community with options for feedback. I encourage residents to view the plans online or in our libraries and tell us what they think.”

The options developed for Bundock Street provide a separated bi-directional cycleway on the south side of the street as well as a separate footpath.

Options for community feedback - South Coogee to Kingsford

Bundock Street (Avoca to Canberra Street)

Retaining some parking - option ARetaining existing trees - option B

The cycleway meanders along Bundock Street to allow for sections of parking to be retained.

  • Trees lost: 6
  • Trees planted: 3
  • Parking lost: 36
  • Parking gained 0

No tree loss on this section of Bundock Street but parking removed on the south side of the street.

  • Trees lost: 0
  • Trees planted: 5
  • Parking lost: 63
  • Parking gained: 0

Option A - Bundock St - Retaining some parking

Option B - Bundock St - Retaining trees

Bundock Street (Canberra Street to Hendy Avenue)

Retaining some parking - option C

Retaining existing nature strip - option D

Existing parking lost between Canberra and Ellen Streets, but retained between Ellen Street and Hendy Avenue. Nature strip is narrowed to maintain parking.

  • Trees lost: 13
  • Trees planted: 12
  • Parking lost: 32
  • Parking gained: 2

Parking is removed between Canberra Street and Hendy Avenue on the south side. Nature strip is maintained and the footpath widened.

  • Trees lost: 12
  • Trees planted: 11
  • Parking lost: 47
  • Parking gained: 1

Option C - Bundock Hill - Retaining some parking

Option D - Bundock Hill - Retaining Nature Strip

The design development of the project is funded by the NSW Government 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.

To have your say visit Your say - Randwick.

For more information please contact Council’s Sustainable Transport Team on 1300 722 542 or email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

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