TransGrid and Transport for NSW have collaborated on a new cycleway using the Bedwin Road bridge in Sydney’s inner-west.
The cycleway, co-funded by the NSW Government, will make the busy bridge safer for all road users, said executive manager of delivery Craig Stallan.
“TransGrid has delivered the dual-lane cycleway on a newly constructed bridge over the rail corridor at St Peters as part of the Powering Sydney’s Future project, which is also supported by funding from the NSW Government,” Stallan said.
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“It will make a significant difference, helping to relieve congestion in the busy corridor and boosting safety for all users on the bridge crossing,” he said.
The cycleway is positioned on the new cable bridge, parallel to the Bedwin Road Bridge, and links to the newly built cycling facilities on Campbell Street and Edgeware Road.
With safety screens and lights to maximise safety, the bridge can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, said Powering Sydney’s Future project director Colin Mayer.
The cycleway supports the NSW Government’s commitment to encourage cycling as part of everyday travel. Transport for NSW worked closely with TransGrind on the project.
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“Transport for NSW invests in projects like this to provide locals an alternative transport option, which is integral to the transport system and successful places,” said Steven Issa, executive director of community and place, Greater Sydney.
“The bridge is now multimodal, with the cycleway relieving pressure on our road and public transport networks, and contributing to the promotion of an active and healthy lifestyle,” he said.
Construction of the cycleway took nine months, and involved building a three span pre-stressed pre-cast bridge, with voids to accommodate the cabling of the Powering Sydney’s Future project.