Work will soon start to create the Campbell Street cycleway, which will link the Bourke Street cycleway with the city centre.
Construction should begin in April, and be finished before the end of the year.
This project is part of our work to create a connected cycleway network, providing people with a safe and convenient way to move around the city.
Oxford Street is one of the most popular cycling routes in and out of the city centre, with the number of trips more than tripling since we opened our first cycleway in 2010. But it is often congested with buses and traffic.
Campbell Street will provide an alternate route, with a separated cycleway uphill and traffic calming features downhill that will mean riders can better share the road with traffic.
The work also includes new pedestrian crossings, wider footpaths at intersections, more street trees and landscaping and improved street lighting.
Sydneysiders are cycling in record numbers. Our bike counts show that there are 31,600 City of Sydney residents currently on a bike every week.
We're working with the NSW Government to expand the network of safe, separated cycleways throughout the city centre. The Government's Access Strategy for the city centre maps out cycleways in Castlereagh and Pitt Street to Circular Quay and in Liverpool Street between Oxford Street and Darling Harbour, as well as extending the King Street cycleway.
Construction is currently underway to extend the Kent Street cycleway to Liverpool Street completing a safe and direct link between Sydney Harbour Bridge and Chinatown.
For more information on our network, visit sydneycycleways.net/the-network