Hunter Street Trial Cycleway
In September 2021, we finished works on separated cycleways (both sides of the road) between National Park Street and Worth Place. The project will make it safer for cyclists and maintain traffic flow for vehicles.
The trial will run for 12 months, and will inform the final placement of the Hunter Street Cycleway.
During the trial we will:
- Physically separate vehicles and bikes with a dedicated cycleway next to the footpath on both sides of Hunter Street.
- Maintain one travel lane for vehicles on Hunter Street in each direction, between National Park Street and Worth Place.
- Reduce the speed limit to 40km/h.
- Create a buffer zone between the parking lanes and cycle lane.
- Relocate existing bus stops.
Why are we doing this?
Implementation of a cycling network in the city centre is a key element of the City Centre Revitalisation Program, and critical for increasing active transport, renewing Hunter Street and delivering on the transport objectives outlined in the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategy Plan.
The purpose of the trial is to increase safety, comfort and amenity for pedestrians and cyclists in Hunter Street while maintaining reasonable access for vehicles. This project received $525,000 in funding as part of the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program and follows the recently completed Queens Wharf Cycleway Bypass.
Want to know more about cycleways in Newcastle?
Visit our cycleways page to find out more including maps of our cycleway network.