zero wrote:I also increasingly resent the concept of paying tax to build these things, and finding there is not parallel fast cycle infrastructure - all of the major tunnels in Sydney ban cycles, and none of them have anything that actually facilitates a fast journey in parallel on a cycle.
FWIW, the M5 East Tunnel was to have a cycleway alongside Wolli Creek - RTA got to an advanced planning stages. But opposition
from tree-huggers in the Bardwell Park area put a stop to it. Talk about Pyrric Victory - couldn't stop the car tunnel, but dammit,
they were gonna make sure they stopped somethin: the environment friendliest option.
Bourke St cycleway was meant to be the counter measure to the Eastern Distributor/Airport Motorway, and very
nice plans were included in the Local Traffic Plan for the ED - uni-directional bike lanes on each side of Bourks St.
What has now materialised is a far cry from that - and just look at how ballistic the business interests
have gone over that little.
The Lane Cove Tunnel project included provision of a 3m wide cycleway or a 4m wide shared cycleway/ pedestrian
footpath (intended for pedestrian and pedal bicycle use) from Wicks Road North Ryde to Park Road
Off course, Park Road Naremburn isn't much of a destination - it's the same-old same-old problem of disconnected cycleways.
For the Harbour Tunnel, the parallel fast cycleway is on the Harbour Bridge. Just don't mention about the steps and lack of
connection up to Park Rd Naremburn etc