Greater Sydney Parklands is committed to creating better parks for people.
The Queens Park Pedestrian and Cycle Path Project completed a critical missing link in the regional bicycle network from the eastern suburbs to Queens Park, Centennial Park and the Sydney CBD, making walking and cycling safer and more accessible for the community.
Works involved the construction of new, bi-directional bicycle and pedestrian paths along the southern edge of Queens Park adjacent to Darley Road, Randwick. The project had been tested during community consultation in May 2019 and received strong community support.
Project: Queens Park Pedestrian and Cycle Paths
Location: Darley Road, Queens Park
Project delivery: 30 August 2021 to early June 2022 (completed)
Consultation dates: Community consultation was undertaken in May 2019 with feedback contributing to the final design
- Project owner: Greater Sydney Parklands in partnership with Waverley and Randwick Councils with funding from Transport for NSW
Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP) is committed to providing safe and accessible shared pathways around the Parklands, connecting users with surrounding regional cycling networks.
An important ‘missing link’ in this regional active transport network was Darley Road between Carrington and York Roads from the eastern suburbs of Waverley, Bronte and Clovelly west to Queens Park, Centennial Park and the city beyond.
Darley Road carries large volumes of traffic and pedestrian paths are narrow or non-existent on most of the north side and grade-separated by stairs on the southern side.
There has been persistent demand from local residents, park users and cycle advocacy groups to formalise this pathway with keen interest from both Waverley and Randwick Councils as strong supporters of active transport and given the route being on the border of both local government areas. The need for these improvements was also a key deliverable in GSP’s Queens Park Master Plan.
Consultation for this project was undertaken from 6 to 24 May 2019 through an online survey and public exhibition in the Parklands Office. 355 online surveys were completed, and 5 individual submissions were received. In response to the feedback, an independent safety audit was conducted and the design modified to address the issues raised, in particular the potential conflict between pedestrians and cyclists.
Completed project & opening (August 2022)
Take a look at some of the new sections of the Queens Park Pedestrian and Cycle Path.