Expanding and improving the city's network of cycleways is undertaken progressively with new projects in various stages of concept planning, design and construction. Cycling improvements are also considered in conjuction with other projects such as road construction and intersection upgrades.
The cycleways program also includes new line marking linemarking, installation of safety measures, directional signage, education and promotion.
Learn more about some of the major projects in development.
Newcastle City to West Wallsend (R5)
Broadmeadow to Newcastle West cycleway
We are investigating options to improve the section which passes over Donald Street Bridge to complement already completed upgrades from Beaumont Street to Selma Street.
Newcastle City to University - Callaghan (R6)
Maud Street, Waratah
Designs have been approved and enabling works commenced for traffic signals on Maud Street to create a safer crossing at a challenging intersection.
Kotara South to Mayfield, TAFE and University (R4)
Chinchen Street Islington - Scholey Street to Maitland Road and Chatham Road to Chinchen Street
Designs are under development for a shared pathway in association with new traffic signals at the intersection of Clyde and Chinchen Street, with connections to Maitland Road and Chatham Road. Intersection works are being undertaken with further planning of the proposed shared pathway to follow.
Newcastle City to Belmont and Swansea Cycleway (R1)
Glebe Road at Park Avenue traffic signals
A project to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Glebe Road and Park Avenue will include controlled crossings for cyclists.
Newcastle City to Merewether
We are currently designing the section from The Junction to Merewether Beach.
Richmond Vale Rail Trail
This project involves preparation of an environmental assessment and concept design for the complete 32km pathway including the Shortland to Tarro pathway. The Richmond Vale Rail Trail proposal covers development of a 32km shared pathway from Hexham (Newcastle LGA) to Pelaw Main (Cessnock LGA) primarily along a former rail corridor.
Shortland to Tarro cycleway
This project involves detailed design of a 3-3.5m wide shared pedestrian and cyclist pathway approximately 8km in length between Shortland and Tarro on the HWC pipeline alignment.