The City of Parramatta’s first on-road, separated cycleway is now open in Westmead providing a safe connection between Parramatta Park and the T-Way Cycleway.

The 300 metre section of cycleway along Queens Road completes one of the key missing links in the T-Way Cycleway that runs almost completely off-road from Windsor to Parramatta.

City of Parramatta Council Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson said the new section, which physically separates cyclists from traffic, was an important strategic link in the broader cycle network. 

“Sharing the road with cars is the greatest barrier to participation in cycling, particularly for younger or older members of the community. Enhancing safety on our cycleways will encourage a broader section of the community to take up cycling whether it be for work, fun or recreation,” Cr Wilson said.

“Figures show that monthly usage has doubled on the recently opened Subiaco Creek link on the Parramatta Valley Cycleway. In the past year alone more than 175,000 cyclists have used the foreshore path.”

“City of Parramatta Council is working hard with key stakeholders including the State Government to develop high-quality cycle and pedestrian networks that connect residents, workers and visitors to locations throughout our Local Government Area and beyond, investing a combined total of more than $5 million in the 15/16 and 17/18 financial years.

“Our research shows that Queens Rd is the most popular route into the Parramatta CBD from the west, with up to 100 cyclists using the link daily, and we expect this number to increase significantly with the new cycleway.”

The Council-funded Queens Road project included road resurfacing and was completed with no loss of street parking for motorists.

The community is invited to attend the official opening of the Queens Road, Westmead cycleway on 19 October from 11am to 1pm for a free sausage sizzle and bicycle powered smoothies, as well as a complimentary bike mechanic service.

Recently completed cyclist and pedestrian projects:

  • Subiaco Creek link
  • Shepherd’s Wharf at the end of Park Rd, Rydalmere
  • Baludarri Wetlands Boardwalk, Rangihou Reserve Parramatta to James Ruse Drive, through to the heritage-listed wetlands and connecting to Western Sydney University
  • The Lennox Bridge Portals

Upcoming projects:

  • Ermington Foreshore Transformation: The separation of walking and cycling along the Rydalmere foreshore.
  • Alfred Street Bridge: a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Parramatta River between James Ruse Drive and Macarthur Street.
  • Epping to Carlingford: an improved connection for cyclists between Epping and Carlingford Station