Young Street Walking, Cycling and Streetscape Upgrades

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Feedback closes 11 June 2021 (extended)

Council is seeking community feedback on proposed walking, cycling and streetscape improvements to Young Street, from Sutherland Street to Grosvenor Street. The project is part of Council’s response to community demand for improved walking and cycling connections. The NSW State Government is providing funding support for the delivery of this project.

The project proposes the following:

  • installation of protected (signalised) pedestrian crossings over Young Street at the intersection with Belgrave Street. Protected pedestrian crossings significantly improve pedestrian safety and accessibility at intersections with traffic control signals. They are a standard requirement at traffic control signals under current regulations but missing at this intersection. Pedestrian access ramps at the intersection would also be upgraded.
  • addition of right turn lanes on Young Street at the intersection with Belgrave Street to reduce congestion at the intersection during peak periods.
  • new raised pedestrian crossing over Sutherland Street to the immediate west of the intersection with Young Street.
  • continuation of the existing Young Street cycle path to the Neutral Bay village (Grosvenor Street). Feedback from the community is that more people, of all ages and cycling abilities, will consider cycling for short transport trips if safe and accessible paths are provided. Accordingly, the path is proposed to be fully separated from vehicle areas.
  • the removal of seven (7) parking spots on Young Street - three (3) north and four (4) south of Belgrave Street. Figures are estimates, as the final layout is subject to Transport for NSW assessment and approvals processes.
  • increased areas of peak hour ‘no-stopping’ zones on Belgrave Street, so that clearways operate in both directions in both the am and pm peak period. This is to prevent major congestion at the intersection that would potentially arise because of the other changes.
  • new garden beds/landscaping alongside sections of the path.

The upgrade of the traffic control signals to include pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities that meet current design standards cannot take place without parking impacts. No-stopping/clearway zones on approach and departure to the intersection need to be increased to ensure compliance with current safety standards and avoid excessive congestion during peak hours. The design process sought to minimise impact on parking as much as possible.

The following table summarises the anticipated improvements and impacts associated with the project:

Anticipated ImprovementsAnticipated Impacts
  • reduced vehicle speeds and noise on Young Street
  • increased safety for people walking and crossing roads
  • higher amenity pedestrian environment/public space. The cycle path will provide a buffer between footpaths and road areas
  • people who feel unable to cycle on-road will have the option to cycle to the Neutral Bay village by separated path
  • reduced congestion on Belgrave Street at the intersection with Young Street

  • narrowed lanes on Young Street will reduce the space available to exit parked cars
  • seven fewer permanent car parking spaces available Young Street
  • 23 fewer spaces on Belgrave Street during pm peak (3pm to 7pm, weekdays) due to clearway extensions (existing parking restrictions retained at other times)
  • 13 fewer spaces on Belgrave Street during the am peak (6am to 10am, weekdays) due to clearway extensions (existing parking restrictions retained at other times)


The travel and parking lanes on Young Street would be approx. 3.0m and 2.2m respectively - equivalent to those in place further north on Young Street adjacent to the existing cycle path.

An overview of the concept in below, for more details view the concept plan to see key features of the proposed design (in the Document Library). Detailed plans can be viewed at Council Chambers or Stanton Library during business hours.

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

An online information session was held on Tuesday 25 May 2021, providing an overview of this proposal and an opportunity to ask questions. Watch the video here.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Use the online submission form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

  • Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Post - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

All feedback received will be considered, however, it is not intended to reply to individual respondents. Should feedback indicate general community support for the proposal, construction will commence in October 2021 and will take approximately 6 to 9 weeks (including the works to the Traffic Control Signals).

For further information contact Lindsay Menday, Sustainable Transport Project Coordinator on 9936 8251 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Feedback closes 11 June 2021 (extended)

Council is seeking community feedback on proposed walking, cycling and streetscape improvements to Young Street, from Sutherland Street to Grosvenor Street. The project is part of Council’s response to community demand for improved walking and cycling connections. The NSW State Government is providing funding support for the delivery of this project.

The project proposes the following:

  • installation of protected (signalised) pedestrian crossings over Young Street at the intersection with Belgrave Street. Protected pedestrian crossings significantly improve pedestrian safety and accessibility at intersections with traffic control signals. They are a standard requirement at traffic control signals under current regulations but missing at this intersection. Pedestrian access ramps at the intersection would also be upgraded.
  • addition of right turn lanes on Young Street at the intersection with Belgrave Street to reduce congestion at the intersection during peak periods.
  • new raised pedestrian crossing over Sutherland Street to the immediate west of the intersection with Young Street.
  • continuation of the existing Young Street cycle path to the Neutral Bay village (Grosvenor Street). Feedback from the community is that more people, of all ages and cycling abilities, will consider cycling for short transport trips if safe and accessible paths are provided. Accordingly, the path is proposed to be fully separated from vehicle areas.
  • the removal of seven (7) parking spots on Young Street - three (3) north and four (4) south of Belgrave Street. Figures are estimates, as the final layout is subject to Transport for NSW assessment and approvals processes.
  • increased areas of peak hour ‘no-stopping’ zones on Belgrave Street, so that clearways operate in both directions in both the am and pm peak period. This is to prevent major congestion at the intersection that would potentially arise because of the other changes.
  • new garden beds/landscaping alongside sections of the path.

The upgrade of the traffic control signals to include pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities that meet current design standards cannot take place without parking impacts. No-stopping/clearway zones on approach and departure to the intersection need to be increased to ensure compliance with current safety standards and avoid excessive congestion during peak hours. The design process sought to minimise impact on parking as much as possible.

The following table summarises the anticipated improvements and impacts associated with the project:

Anticipated ImprovementsAnticipated Impacts
  • reduced vehicle speeds and noise on Young Street
  • increased safety for people walking and crossing roads
  • higher amenity pedestrian environment/public space. The cycle path will provide a buffer between footpaths and road areas
  • people who feel unable to cycle on-road will have the option to cycle to the Neutral Bay village by separated path
  • reduced congestion on Belgrave Street at the intersection with Young Street

  • narrowed lanes on Young Street will reduce the space available to exit parked cars
  • seven fewer permanent car parking spaces available Young Street
  • 23 fewer spaces on Belgrave Street during pm peak (3pm to 7pm, weekdays) due to clearway extensions (existing parking restrictions retained at other times)
  • 13 fewer spaces on Belgrave Street during the am peak (6am to 10am, weekdays) due to clearway extensions (existing parking restrictions retained at other times)


The travel and parking lanes on Young Street would be approx. 3.0m and 2.2m respectively - equivalent to those in place further north on Young Street adjacent to the existing cycle path.

An overview of the concept in below, for more details view the concept plan to see key features of the proposed design (in the Document Library). Detailed plans can be viewed at Council Chambers or Stanton Library during business hours.

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

An online information session was held on Tuesday 25 May 2021, providing an overview of this proposal and an opportunity to ask questions. Watch the video here.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Use the online submission form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

  • Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Post - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

All feedback received will be considered, however, it is not intended to reply to individual respondents. Should feedback indicate general community support for the proposal, construction will commence in October 2021 and will take approximately 6 to 9 weeks (including the works to the Traffic Control Signals).

For further information contact Lindsay Menday, Sustainable Transport Project Coordinator on 9936 8251 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au