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Current Advocacy





The table immediately below summarises major projects that Bike North is involved in currently and further information about some of these projects may be obtained by clicking on the menu options on the left side of the website’s Advocacy pages



Project No.








BN Hornsby Advocacy Group


Announcement to Hornsby Council of the re-activation of the BN Hornsby Advocacy Group and request for roll-out of a Hornsby Council Bike Plan.

March, 2017

Justin Holmwood 

Hornsby Group re-activated on 13.3.17 and noted by Hornsby Mayor in letter of 5 April, 2017. Undertaking given to consult but no date given for release of the draft Hornsby Bike Plan.

May, 2017


Greater Sydney Commission

Draft North District Plan

Preparation of an outline of BN’s hopes for the inclusion by the GSC of cycling as a partial solution to Sydney’s future transport challenges.

February, 2017

Justin Holmwood

Submission forwarded to the GSC on 29.3.17. Awaiting feedback from Commission.

May, 2017


Principle Bicycle Network (for the GSC’s North District)

Complementary to the GSC submission above, a review of a map developed by the RMS and others of where Sydney’s Principal bicycle paths should best be located to connect all the major work and service centres in Sydney’s north.

November, 2016

Carolyn New

Workshop attended by Carolyn on 28.2.17. Further engagement expected later this year.

May, 2017


Parramatta North Urban Development DA

Bike North submission outlining our concerns and aspirations for the future of that area.

February, 2017

Darryn Capes-Davis

Discussed at the Parramatta Cycling Committee on 22 March, 2017 (of which Darryn is now a member)

May, 2017


Draft Parramatta City Bike Plan (see Council website)

New Plan on exhibition until 8th May for public comment.

April, 2017

Darryn Capes-Davis

See  or write to :-Mark Crispin

City of Parramatta Council

PO Box 32

Parramatta NSW 2150

May, 2017


Hills Shire BN Advocacy Group

Re-activation of BN’s Hills Advocacy Group and development of a new Hills Shire Bicycle Strategic Plan.

March 2017

Brian Lynne

Met with Council officials late March, 2017. Cycled the proposed Norwest to Rouse Hill bike route with the Hills Infrastructure Planning Manager on 27/4/17. Funding to come from State Govt. but keep under review.

31 May, 2017



Hills Shire Cycle Plan under development.

April 2017

Brian Lynne

Comment invited from, and to be provided by, Hills BN Group re cycleway plans and existing safety issues.

May, 2017



Castle Hill (Showground Road)/M7connection. New route surveyed and documented for presentation to Hills Council.

January, 2017

Brian Lynne

Document submitted to Hills Council Feb/March, 2017. Feedback/response  awaited.

May, 2017



Ride to School program the feasibility of which is being investigated by BN members working with local schools and the Hills Council.

April, 2017

Brian Lynne

School attitudes being surveyed initially along with safe routes and bike storage availability. Legal & insurance issues may be a stumbling block.

May 2017


Ryde City BN Advocacy Group

Pidding Road, Ryde Regional Cycle Route remediation. New sheeting on the road has not taken cyclists into account and needs to ! No proper shoulders/markings etc.

March, 2017

Doug Stewart/Alf Torissi

Representations made to Ryde Council on 30 March, 2017.

20 May, 2017



Epping Road to Balaclava Road & Macquarie University - 2 Way conversion

Talks for a number of years

Doug Stewart/Alf Torissi

To be built by Ryde Council but Uni is paying

Completion expected by 30 June, 2017.


Kuringai Shire BN Advocacy Group

Reactivation of BN Advocacy within the Kuringai Shire

26 April, 2017

Lyness Beavis

First meeting planned for 17/5/2017 will consider :-Town Centre developments in Lindfield and Turramurra and lack of cycling connections to these plus plans for 

1.  Killeaton Street St Ives - 2 way pair separated cycleway between Warrimoo Ave and Benaroon Ave

2.  Lindfield Avenue Lindfield - 2 way pair separated cycleway between Havilah Road and Russell Ave


31 May, 2017


North Shore Cycleway

Completion of gap between Naremburn Cycleway and Sydney Harbour Bridge

2007 – since Naremburn to North Ryde Cycleway completed. Discussion of latest RMS project Aug 2016.

Carolyn New

RMS Project – partnership with Bicycle NSW. Last contact with Delay issues due to other Transport projects.



Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway Ramp

RMS Funding allocated for ramp due to Bicycle NSW lobbying. Public announcement Dec 2016.

Bike North is working in partnership with Bicycle NSW. 

Aug 2016 (met with RMS project team). 

Carolyn New

RMS has advised the options report is scheduled to be out mid year. This will be followed (at undetermined date) by an EIS. (These should be on public exhibition)

Mid year 2017 (unless update earlier).


Metro (Victoria Square and Crows Nest)

New metro stations. Work with Transport on cycling issues.


Carolyn New

Advised Metro of Bike North contacts. 



Beaches Link

Proposed new road. Raise profile of cycling issues and opportunities.

March 2017

Carolyn New

Issues discussed with Bicycle NSW as there are potential impacts on North Shore Cycleway. 



Lane Cove Transport and Traffic Study

Input provided at workshops on cycling issues at Lane Cove Village, St Leonards Station and Lane Cove West.

Dec, 2016

Carolyn New

Workshops complete.

Monitor further actions by Lane Cove Council.



Willoughby BikePlan Audit

Review GTA Willoughby Bike Plan Infrastructure Assessment 

March 2017

Carolyn New

Comments sent to Willoughby Council

Review response at May Willoughby Bicycle Committee Meeting 9/5 .


North Sydney Bike Plan Rollout

Monitoring and providing feedback on North Sydney Bike Routes:

1.St Leonards to Mosman

2.Ridge Street (West to Miller)

3.Winter and Bent Street

4 Kurraba Road

2014 - Integrated Bike Plan Strategy published

Carolyn New

Surveyed incomplete construction on Route 1 St Leonards to Mosman in preparation for feedback to Council and Bike North

Review at North Sydney May Sustainable Transport Reference Group 29/5.


Cycling Without Age

[see website of the same name] 

Support initial site at Woolwich and encourage Willoughby to trial.

Feb 2017

Carolyn New

Initial training (Feb 2017)

19-21 June International Summit in Copenhagen.