The East-West Regional Cycleway will establish regional bike connectivity between North Strathfield and Henley Marine Drive (The Bay Run).

This route will help us to expand our local bike network to provide a safe cycling environment for people of all ages and riding abilities. This will play a vital role in establishing a regional cycleway link between Sydney CBD and LGAs located further to the west and south. The routes also established a connection to the key land uses such as schools, parks, residential, retail and businesses.

The NSW Government is funding this $7 million project as part of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP). The program brings state agencies and councils together to work collaboratively on the delivery of projects to improve open space and active transport links along the Parramatta Road corridor.

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Investigation and Construction

There was a large volume of detailed feedback received during our 2020 consultation process. This is being considered as part of the detailed design process and we will engage further with key stakeholders as appropriate.

This route will be constructed in stages as some sections require further engagement with the community and some sections will take longer to design than others. Staged construction will mean timing can be varied to minimise impacts on the community.

As sections of the route are already well used by cyclists, there can be some quick wins before whole route is completed.

The cycleway has been divided into six segments as per below to assist in planning and communicating its construction.

Route Segments

Segment 1

Between the Bay Run and Five Dock Park

New pedestrian/cyclists refuge on Ingham Avenue and three traffic calming devices on First Avenue are currently under construction. We are currently working on detailed design of separated cycle lane on Heath Street and new pedestrian/cyclists refuges at the intersection of Henley Marine Drive and Heath Street.

In 2020, we consulted with the community regarding a proposed East-West Regional Cycleway. We received valuable feedback from the broader community and residents in and around Heath Street, Five Dock.

In mid-2021, we updated the community on how the project was progressing. This included information on the start of works on part of the route in the second half of 2021. While further investigation and design work were still underway on other parts including Heath Street.

While preparing the detailed designs for Heath Street and Henley Marine Drive, Council staff spoke with many residents in the area. This assisted us in ensuring any concerns were carefully considered and the design was refined appropriately.

Minimising impacts such as loss of parking has been a focus of the project, whilst still providing facilities that encourage cycling and walking. As outlined in the attached plans, most of the impacted parking is at the Heath Street and Henley Marine Drive intersection. These impacts to parking are required to accommodate new refuges to assist cyclists and pedestrians in safely accessing Timbrell Park.

We recently finalised the detailed designs and anticipate that construction will commence in August 2022. Before the commencement of construction, Council’s contractor will distribute a further notification with additional information on how they will be managing the works.

As part of a separate project, Council has engaged a consultant to undertake a Traffic, Parking and Pedestrian study of the area around Timbrell Park. This includes undertaking surveys and observations during peak sporting times. We will consult with the community after the consultant has prepared their draft findings and suggestions for the area.

Refuge island at Ingham Avenue near Howley Street to help cyclists and pedestrian cross First Avenue at stages


Raised Intersection at Heath Street and First Avenue to reduce speed at the intersection and make it safer for cyclist cross First Avenue


Following the community consultation in July/August 2020, the community were consulted again in October 2020 with a proposal to also install a raised intersection treatment at First Avenue/Heath Street. This should assist in further managing vehicle speeds and also highlight the presence of the intersection to approaching drivers.

At the Council meeting on 1 December 2020, it was resolved to proceed with the construction of this segment of the route. The cycleway in this segment comprises of a mixture of treatments including:

  • Raised pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Timbrell Drive (subject to further investigation/design)
  • Separated pedestrian/cyclist path linking Heath Street to the Bay Run, through Timbrell Park
  • New pedestrian/cyclists refuges at the intersection of Henley Marine Drive and Heath Street
  • Separated cycle lane for the northbound uphill cyclists on Heath Street between First Avenue and Henley Marine Drive. Mixed traffic downhill.
  • Three traffic calming devices on First Avenue
  • On-road mixed traffic on Howley Street and Heath Street
  • New pedestrian/cyclists refuge on Ingham Avenue
  • New shared path through Five Dock Park
  • General line-marking and signage upgrades


Segment 1 - Project Timeline

Jun 2019 – May 2020

Community engagement on broader bike network planning. Regional cycleway concept design preparation.

Jul 2020 – Oct 2020

Community consultation

Nov 2020

Review by Traffic Committee

Dec 2020

Council approval

Dec 2021 – Feb 2022

Construction of three traffic calming devices on First Avenue and refuge island on Ingham Avenue

Mar 2022 – May 2022

Construction of refuge islands at the intersection of Heath Street and Henley Marine Drive and bike route on Heath Street and Howley Street

Jul 2022 – Aug 2022

Construction of pedestrian/cyclist crossing in Timbrell Drive and paths through Timbrell Park and Five Dock Park

Segment 2

Between Five Dock Park and Henry Street

Construction of the following treatments has been completed;

  • Raised intersection treatments on Barnstaple Road at Waterview Street and Sutton Street
  • Raised intersection treatment on Henry Street at Scott Street, including traffic priority change
  • Speed Hump on Henry Street near Elizabeth Street.

We are currently working on a detailed design for a pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Great North Road, shared path through Five Dock Park, and right turn bay on Barnstaple Road near Park Road.

The route the Cycleway takes through Five Dock Park has been reviewed as part of further investigations. Council are proposing that the Cycleway be routed away from the playground and fitness equipment, improving safety for all park users.


As part of a separate project, Council are also investigating expanding the angled parking along Barnstaple Road adjacent to Five Dock Park. These additional car spaces would help reduce parking demand in the surrounding residential area.

For more information regarding the works around Five Dock Park, please use the link below:

https://www.collaborate.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/ewcyclewa...


At the Council meeting on 1 December 2020, it was resolved to proceed with the construction of this segment of the route. The cycleway in this segment comprises of a mixture of treatments including:

  • Shared Path through Five Dock Park
  • Cyclists right turn bay on Barnstaple Road near Park Road
  • On-road mixed traffic on Barnstaple Road with raised intersection treatments at Waterview Street and Sutton Street
  • Pedestrians and Cyclists Crossing on Great North Road
  • Continuous footpath along Great North Road at its intersections with Henry Street and Barnstaple Road
  • On-road mixed traffic on Henry Street with a raised intersection treatment at Scott Street including traffic priority change, and a speed hump near Elizabeth Street
  • Line-marking and signage upgrades

In late-June 2021, construction of the following treatments is anticipated to commence. In addition to the broader notification delivered to the community in early June 2021, a further notification will be delivered to directly impacted properties in the lead up to the commencement of works.

  • Raised intersection treatments on Barnstaple Road at Waterview Street and Sutton Street
  • Raised intersection treatment on Henry Street at Scott Street, including traffic priority change
  • Speed hump on Henry Street near Elizabeth Street.


Segment 2 - Project Timeline

Jun 2019 – May 2020

Community engagement on broader bike network planning. Regional cycleway concept design preparation

Jul 2020

Community consultation

Nov 2020

Review by Traffic Committee

Dec 2020

Council approval

Jun 2021 – Oct 2021

Construction of raised intersection treatments in Barnstaple Road. Construction of raised intersection treatment and speed hump in Henry Street

Jun 2022 – Aug 2022

Construction of right turn bay and speed hump in Barnstaple Road and shared path through Five Dock Park

Oct 2022 – Dec 2022

Construction of continuous footpath and pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Great North Road

Segment 3

Between Henry Street and Barnwell Park Golf Club

During community consultation in July/August 2020, concerns were raised by the community regarding the proposed works on Harris Road particularly in relation to the removal of on-street parking. A revised proposal was developed which minimised the loss of on-street parking and further community consultation was undertaken with the community in October 2020. Concerns were again raised by the community and alternate suggestions were received.

At the Council meeting on 1 December 2020 it was resolved to proceed with the construction of this segment of the route, excluding Harris Road. Further investigations have commenced however work on delivering the cycleway is currently focused on other locations. It is anticipated that further engagement will be undertaken with the community in late 2021.

The cycleway in this segment comprises of a mixture of treatments including:

  • On-road mixed traffic on Henry Street with a raised intersection treatment at Scott Street including traffic priority change, and a speed hump near Elizabeth Street
  • Pedestrian/cyclist refuge and shared path on Harris Road (subject to further review)
  • On-road mixed traffic on William Street, Bevin Avenue for confident cyclists and a shared path for less confident cyclists
  • Continuous footpath treatment on Bevin Avenue at William Street
  • Upgrade of existing refuge islands at the intersection of Lyons Road West and William Street
  • Continuous footpath treatment on Friend Avenue at Lyons Road West
  • Line-marking and signage upgrade

More information on the next steps and timing for this segment of the route will be available in due course.


Segment 4

Between Barnwell Park Golf Club and St Lukes Park

At the Council meeting on 1 December 2020, it was resolved to proceed with the construction of this segment of the route. The cycleway in this segment comprises of a mixture of treatments including:

  • Separated bi-directional bike path and footpath along Lyons Road West between Marceau Drive and Friend Avenue
  • Relocation/upgrade of pedestrian refuge on Lyons Road West near Regatta Road
  • Upgrade of the existing pedestrian/cyclists refuge on Lyons Road West near Marceau Drive
  • Line-marking and signage upgrade

More information on the next steps and timing for this segment of the route will be available in due course.


Segment 5

Between St Lukes Park and Queen Elizabeth Park

In late 2021, we consulted with surrounding residents regarding proposed works in Stanley Street, Concord, seeking further feedback regarding a potential footpath widening.

These works included upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing outside Concord Public School to a raised crossing, installing flood lighting at the crossing, and the installation of new speed cushions outside Concord High School.

Ausgrid subsequently raised concerns with Council regarding potential access impacts on their infrastructure located under the road at that location.

As an alternative, it is now proposed Council constructs speed cushions on either side of the existing pedestrian crossing. The works will also include new and upgraded fencing along the north side of Stanley Street, either side of the crossing. The proposed arrangement is shown on the attached updated plan.

This revised design meets Council’s original objectives of enhancing the safety of pedestrians and cyclists riding on-road, while providing a satisfactory outcome for the Ausgrid infrastructure.

Taking into consideration the feedback received from the community, Council no longer plans to undertake footpath widening works along Stanley Street. We will however be undertaking necessary maintenance on various sections of the footpath.


Speed Cushions at Stanley Street outside Concord High School to reduce speed and help cyclists transit from Shared Path into the road.


During consultation in July/August 2020, various concerns were raised by the community regarding a proposed shared path along Stanley Street and relocation of the existing refuge islands in Broughton Street. A revised proposal was developed which no longer proposed a shared path and instead included additional treatments to enhance on-road mixed traffic cycling safety. The refuge in Broughton Street was also proposed to be retained at its current location but upgraded. Consultation on this revised proposal was undertaken with the community in October 2020.

At the Council meeting on 1 December 2020, it was resolved to proceed with the construction of this segment of the route. The cycleway in this segment comprises of a mixture of treatments including:

  • On-road mixed traffic on Stanley Street
  • Upgrade of existing refuge island on Broughton Street near Stanley Street to facilitate cyclists
  • A raised crossing outside Concord Primary School, replacing existing crossing
  • Speed cushions on Stanley Street outside Concord High School
  • Widening of existing path in Queen Elizabeth to create a shared path
  • Line-marking and signage upgrades

In late June 2021, a short section of path widening works adjoining the St Lukes North carpark are scheduled.

More information on the next steps and timing for this segment of the route will be available in due course.


Segment 6

Between Queen Elizabeth Park and Concord Road

During consultation in July/August 2020, various concerns were raised by the community regarding the proposed works along Patterson Street. At the Council meeting on 1 December 2020, it was resolved to undertake further investigation and design work on this segment of the route in consultation with the community.

Further investigations have commenced however work on delivering the cycleway is currently focused on other locations. It is anticipated that further engagement will be undertaken with the community in late 2021.

More information on the next steps and timing for this segment of the route will be available in due course.

Background information

Project Background

The NSW Government is funding this $7 million project as part of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP). The program brings state agencies and councils together to work collaboratively on the delivery of projects to improve open space and active transport links along the Parramatta Road corridor.

The City of Canada Bay has been working closely with key stakeholders to design a regional cycling route that will suit the needs of our community as much as possible. The identified route runs from Patterson Street, Concord, through Canada Bay and Five Dock, culminating with improved access to the celebrated Bay Run. It will provide access to a number of schools and sporting facilities, and other existing and future cycle routes.

The cycleway comprises of a mixture of treatments including:

  • Separated cycle lanes
  • Off-road shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists
  • On-road riding on quiet streets
  • Traffic calming improvements intended to ensure that vehicle speeds on those quiet streets are not excessive.
  • Intersection and signage upgrades to enhance safety and wayfinding

Council has been developing the route since mid-2019 with a focus on being as low impact to residents and as functional as possible. The route and the treatments along it have been identified based on analysis of factors including minimising impacts such as loss of parking, current cycling and vehicle traffic, anticipated future trends, site constraints, and more. To read about the process, download the Cycleway Concept Development Summary here.

Why have cycleways in the City of Canada Bay?

Cycling is an important travel mode as it brings many health, environment, economic and social benefits. The population in the Council area is anticipated to increase from approximately 89,000 in 2016 to 121,000 in 2036. To support this population growth, a shift away from private vehicle ownership is required, focusing more on walking, cycling and public transport usage.

In 2016 just 1% of all trips in the Council area were via bicycle; Council's Local Movement Strategy has set a goal of increasing this to 5% by 2036. To achieve this, new and upgraded cycling infrastructure is required to ensure routes are safe and get people to where they want to go.

Why is this cycleway project good for the City of Canada Bay?

This $7 million project is the biggest cycling project in the Council area since the Bay Run. It provides the opportunity to deliver substantially safer cycling conditions for all types of riders, existing and new.

A lack of cycling facilities and high traffic volumes on major roads are currently a significant barrier to cycling. Whilst confident cyclists currently ride through the general project area in spite of this, these movements don't reflect routes and infrastructure needs required to suit the significantly larger portion of cyclists who are less confident.

This project will connect east-west cycling movements across the Council area, as well as provide local connections to schools, parks, recreation facilities, commercial areas, etc. By connecting along Lyons Road West, this project will also capture cycling movements to/from the north-west of the Council area such as Rhodes.

As part of this project there will be significant improvements to pedestrian infrastructure such as new and upgraded facilities to assist with crossing roads, new and wider paths, etc.

Community consultation

In July/August 2020 we asked for the community’s feedback on detailed concept plans for the cycleway. This consultation was advertised through a letterbox drop to properties along the route, posters along the route, social media posts and email databases. In place of in person drop in sessions, two virtual forums were held.

Feedback found that 79% of respondents support the route, with many providing several suggestions. Additional details on the community consultation process is included in Community Consultation Report which can be downloaded here.

This report also includes data on survey responses, a summary of key themes identified in feedback received and response to those themes. Some of the feedback received relates to detailed design matters. As such this feedback is being further considered as part of the detailed design process.