The design for the second stage of the Ridge Street Cycleway between Miller Street and the Ridge Street shared path ridge is now on public exhibition at https://yoursay.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/ridge-street-active-transport-stage-2
This section of cycleway is important due to its contribution to the overall off-road cycling network. This stage 2 complements the rather isolated Stage 1 between West Street and Miller that has finally been completed and’s looking rather lonely right now. This second stage helps complete the network for off road cycling by connecting through St Leonards Park through to the separated cycleway to Neutral Bay/Mosman along Merlin, Ernest, Park, Sutherland and Young Streets. It also connects via the Ridge Street Bridge to the other primary route to Mosman along Winter Street and Bent Street, for those who don’t mind hills:-)
Council has funding from the State Government to construct this cycleway but needs community support to make it happen. Please tell Council you support the project. You are also quite welcome to make additional suggestion for improvements, such as upgrading the connection to the shared path system in St Leonards Park.There is an on-line form on the website or you can simply email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turning down funding from the State Government is never a good look and we don’t want to imperil future funding for upcoming critical projects like the West Street Cycleway which start to close the gap between the end of the cycleway at Naremburn and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway.