Cycling between Kingsford and the City just got a little easier with the first stage of a 1.8km separated cycleway officially opened on Friday 10 November 2023, by Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch.

The new 1.1km cycleway section starts at the intersection of Houston Road and Barker Street and travels north onto Day Avenue and then Doncaster Avenue finishing at Todman Avenue.

The next 700m section between Todman Avenue and Alison Road along Doncaster Avenue will open in late December 2023.

The cycleway forms an important connection between Kingsford and Kensington linking with existing cycleways at Centennial Park to access the City and beyond.

The project was developed by Randwick City Council and was delivered by Burton Contractors on behalf of Transport for NSW as part of a $240M investment by the Australian and NSW Governments to help economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch tested out the new cycleway today.

“I’d like to thank the residents of Kensington and Kingsford for their patience while this cycleway was constructed over the past two years.

“It has been a challenging build requiring 52 driveway upgrades, 960m of stormwater pipes, 37 pram/cycle ramps, four new pedestrian crossings and upgraded traffic signals.

“But we now have a critical piece of cycling and walking infrastructure between Kingsford and the City making it easier and safer for those who choose to ride.

“We know that more people will ride once there is safe and convenient infrastructure in place. This is good news for people looking to make short trips on a bike, access UNSW, connect with the light rail stations or commute to the City.

“The population of Kingsford and Kensington is growing and this route will be increasingly popular as an alternative transport option.

“I commend the State and Federal Governments for having the foresight to fund and deliver this important infrastructure for the people of Randwick City.

“I will also be advocating that the cycleway be extended south to connect with the Kingsford light rail terminus and Council’s future South Coogee to Kingsford cycleway as originally planned,” Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch said.