We’ve received lots of feedback about safety at the Cliff Road / Bourke Street intersection, North Wollongong.
In 2017, we temporarily closed the northern leg of the intersection (next to Novotel Northbeach) when the Blue Mile Tramway was closed off for upgrade works. This was to provide a safe path of travel for the increased numbers of people and cyclists using Cliff Road while the Tramway upgrade was underway.
In April, we’ll partially reopen this section of road to vehicles travelling south, which will allow them to, once again, turn left onto Cliff Road.
This drawing shows what changes are taking place:
The cycle lane travelling north towards Stuart Park will remain and there will be new “shared zone” signs next to the cycle lane.
We want to ensure the zone is safer for everyone, so we’ll put in a new rubber speed cushion to slow vehicles down. We’ll also put in a raised crossing – like others nearby on Cliff Road, as shown in this photo:
Clear road signs and line marking will highlight the changed conditions.
With good weather, we expect these works to start on Monday 29 April 2019 and take approximately 4 weeks to complete.
In the meantime, we’ll continue to work on plans for a permanent pedestrian crossing. When these are ready, we’ll share them with the community and invite feedback. Updates will continue to be posted on this website.