Temporary Cycleway at Honeysuckle

Filed under Cycleways & Pedestrians, Newcastle LGA, News, Transport ~ by Press on  12 Jul 2020

Council will construct a temporary cycleway along Honeysuckle Drive during construction turmoil.

It will connect Steel Street to Worth Place.

Honeysuckle Drive facing east during final phase of construction projects in July 2020.

As development continues along the harbour, the 150m cycleway will provide a vital connection between the existing off-road shared paths east of Steel Street along the Foreshore,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

The temporary separated bi-directional cycleway will replace kerbside parking on the northern side of Honeysuckle Drive to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe from traffic, and provide space for people to maintain physical distancing.

A reduced speed limit of 30km/hr will also be trialled from Hannell Street along Honeysuckle Drive, Wharf Road and Shortland Esplanade to the Watt Street intersection to further improve pedestrian and cyclist safety along this popular route.”

Transition ramps will join the proposed cycleway to adjoining shared paths.

The $100,000 project has been funded by Transport for NSW and will be delivered by the City.

Work is underway and should be complete by mid-July.



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