SYD, NSW: Support needed for South Coogee to Kingsford streetscape / cycleway (Randwick Council)

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SYD, NSW: Support needed for South Coogee to Kingsford streetscape / cycleway (Randwick Council)

Postby Yvonne » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Hi All,

Randwick Council has received state government funding to proceed with Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford (due to the connection to the Light Rail on Anzac Parade).

I would urge you to provide positive support for this route. This initial project design is currently out for community consultation until 23 November 2018.

It is a low utilised route due to the lack of a obvious and safe route connecting these areas. For lack of a strong, safe route, people have found their own ways around this area. This route is an important part of the Randwick LGA network (https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/__data/ ... ty-map.pdf) and will no doubt increase in utilisation once built.

There are also many schools around this area that would benefit from a safe active travel path along this route.

Link: https://www.yoursay.randwick.nsw.gov.au ... eKingsford

From the website:

Randwick City Council is committed to providing safe and healthy transport options to improve our streets and make them easier to walk and cycle along.

We are planning some improvement works to provide better walking and cycling connections to Centennial Park, local shops, schools, beaches and the new light rail stops along Anzac Parade.

The project includes:
• safer pedestrian crossings
• new trees and plants
• enhanced streetscapes
• new pathways
• improved lighting
• traffic calming
• cycleway separated from moving traffic

Have your say!
You are invited to view the detailed plans and provide feedback on this project. (External link)(External link)Hard copies of the improvement plans are also available at all Randwick City Libraries and at the Administration Building, 30 Frances Street, Randwick.

You can share your thoughts by:

1. Completing an on-line submission
2. Sending your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford" by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
3. Posting your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The improvement plans are on public exhibition from 29 October 2018 to 23 November 2018.

BIKEast supports Option B and Option D, the 2 options that retain trees and the nature strip. At our initial meeting with the council, we urged the council to find more locations along the route to add trees.
We believe the proposed signalised intersection across Avoca St is the best solution for moving people across this tricky section safely, and thank council staff for taking the time to find the best solution.
Please provide your positive support for this important route. As you know, state government funding is not necessarily forthcoming, so this is a great opportunity to get a piece of the network built.

From social media and attending this week's info session, there is a lot of pushback from residents as it can be difficult for those who do not walk or cycle this route to see the potential safety benefits this project will bring.

Thank you in advance. Ride on!

Yvonne Poon
Secretary, BIKEast
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Re: SYD, NSW: Support needed for South Coogee to Kingsford streetscape / cycleway (Randwick Council)

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:14 pm

There's been some local kick back sighting tree removal even though they are planting more trees than they are removing. The underlining issue, that the objectors don't want to admit to is the loss of boat parking
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: SYD, NSW: Support needed for South Coogee to Kingsford streetscape / cycleway (Randwick Council)

Postby Yvonne » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:47 pm

Similar backlash to Bourke St cycleway when that was proposed.
Unfortunately there has been a lot of impact / hurt from the Sydney Light Rail project in the Randwick area.
I feel there is strong, quiet support for this project, even though there are many vocal opposers in the recent info session and on social media. Eg. there was an elderly couple who came up to me afterwards and urged me to garner as much community support as possible. They told me they rode this street regularly and really wanted to see this project come to fruition.

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