A Bike Plan is a Council endorsed document that sets out the strategic plan for the network, policies and programs to support cycling in City of Parramatta. The 2023 draft Bike Plan is a refresh of the endorsed 2017 Bike Plan that takes into account changes in land use, infrastructure, patronage and community sentiment since then.
A Bike Plan is a strategic document that outlines the priority network, policies and programs to support cycling in the City of Parramatta.
The 2017 Bike Plan was informed by over 3,000 points of contact with the community through questionnaires, mapping, workshops and submissions that outlined their key issues and priorities. This research combined with new infrastructure delivery, changes in community sentiment, land use and State Government policy have informed the development of the draft Bike Plan 2023. Now is the time to hear from the community about the proposed routes and programs, please help Council shape the future of riding a bike in Parramatta.
The main changes are:
- A more detailed network where there have been changes in land use, for example the NSW Government led Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy.
- A stronger focus on riding to school with additional links identified to schools with a higher percentage or number of students within cycling distance.
- Raising the level of engagement with path users to help manage behaviour and conflict, as well as programs to support riding to education and employment.
- Reflecting changes in NSW Government policy such as the Strategic Cycleways Corridors and Active Transport Strategy.
Since 2017, with the support of the State and Federal Governments, Council has delivered 8.5km of improved cycling infrastructure to the value of $53M. This investment has resulted in a continual increase in patronage, particularly once the river foreshore paths unlocked 20km of completely offroad cycling network from Olympic Park and Melrose Park through to Parramatta Park.
In the short-term Council is looking to further build on this success with continued support from the State and Federal Governments, and with a combined budget of $135M will plan, deliver, design and construct almost 20km of bike paths, shared paths, bridges, boardwalks and safer crossing facilities to 2027
If you have any comments about proposed links (either proposing new ones or opposing draft links), please leave a comment on the online map or make a submission. All comments will be reviewed and reported to Council as part of the consultation. Please note that individual links and projects on the Bike Plan are identified at a strategic level only, each will be subject to consultation with the community before delivery.
The outcomes of the community consultation will be reported to Council prior to seeking endorsement.