Walking and Cycling Improvements
The South Coogee to Kingsford route provides an east-west connection to the Kingsford light rail terminus travelling along Bundock St, Avoca St and Sturt St. The 1.9km route is proposed to include a separated cycleway, providing people with a safe, pleasant and healthy alternative to car use for neighbourhood destinations and for longer distance bicycle commuting. The project will also involve streetscape improvements such as new trees, garden beds, footpaths and pedestrian crossings to enhance the amenity of the streets along the route for everyone.
Every one of the up to 37 trees proposed for removal in the initial design concept have been reviewed and assessed by an independent arborist with a view to saving as many possible. Council has listened to the community and modified the design to significantly reduce tree loss. The revised concept plan has resulted in 27 trees saved – most of which are significant trees atmore than five metres in height.