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Cycling surges in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner-city has seen a boom in cycling use in the past two years.  The City of Sydney’s 2021 Active Transport Survey revealed that regular cycling has more than doubled since 2019, with more than half of regular cyclists beginning in the last two years.  State Member for Newtown Jenny Leong […]

WestConnex: The Road Tunnel Time Bomb

Opinion by PETER HEHIR There are two approaches to ventilating road tunnels. Obviously the longer the tunnel the bigger the problem, both logistically and in terms of the volume and concentration of the released toxic air. The best method by far is “in tunnel filtration”. This begins with the design of the tunnel. Special areas […]

Are traffic signals discouraging responsible commuting patterns in Sydney?

By DANIEL LO SURDO Leading transport experts have become concerned with traffic signal prioritisation schemes throughout the state, warning that a continued preference for motor vehicles may disincentive sustainable movement patterns in both the inner-city and beyond. While existing traffic signals are designed to ensure the safety of pedestrians, an outdated crossing road system has […]

Removal of direct bus link from Leichhardt to USYD could create dislocation

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The Inner West Council has objected to the NSW government’s plans to modify the 370 bus service to run only between the University of Sydney and Coogee. Council claims that the 370 service no longer operating between the University of Sydney and Leichhardt would create significant dislocation to the Inner West. Transport […]

St Peters community demands school zone for their children

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The St Peters community has amplified calls for a school zone at the Campbell Street crossing after a vehicle running a red light almost hit two schoolchildren. Parents of St Peters Public School have lobbied for years to upgrade pedestrian safety and protect their children as they cross Campbell Street to attend […]

Mobility parking space cancelled in council confusion

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Stanmore resident Dr. John O’Brien had his mobility parking space revoked after a complaint was made about the space being unoccupied. O’Brien hadn’t owned a car since his accident in February but needed the space for transport services. Greens councillor Louise Steer tabled a motion in April noting the importance of reinstating […]

T3 shutdown for Sydney Metro amplifying frustration in the Bankstown-Sydenham corridor

By DANIEL LO SURDO Train commuters on the T3 Bankstown line will be forced to seek alternate public transport avenues in the coming weeks as the NSW Government announced plans last month to close stations between Bankstown and Sydenham to carry out essential works for the Sydney Metro & Southwest project.  Stations on the T3 […]

Perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing dubbed “the most dangerous” in the Inner West

By GEMMA BILLINGTON  Community concerns about a perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing culminated in the Inner West council’s unanimous decision to enhance the safety at the West Street and Railway Terrace intersection.  In a meeting last month, the Inner West council voted to alert Transport for NSW and the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, of the […]

Light Rail collision brings Surry Hills to stand still

By ALLISON HORE A driver had a lucky escape following a head on-collision with a tram in Surry Hills yesterday. The collision occurred outside the Shakespeare Hotel on Devonshire Street just before 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Witnesses on the scene say the car was travelling down the light rail tracks in the opposite direction at a […]

Work set to begin on Redfern Station upgrades

By ALLISON HORE Work will begin this month on a new southern concourse at Redfern Station.  The upgrades will give most of the stations’ platforms a much needed boost in accessibility but will still leave some platforms lacking.  Plans for the $100 million Southern Concourse, announced in May, include a six-metre wide walkway over the […]