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25 December 2008

Dear Gilbert

Our City Projects Unit is currently investigating a project at the
intersection of Wilson St and Erskineville Road, to provide better
bicycle priority. Traffic modelling is being undertaken and will be
submitted to the RTA in due course. They will include new signage in
the upgrade at the intersection.

We are also proposing to slightly widen the existing Bicycle contra flow
lane in Wilson Street with improved separation between the bicycles and
moving traffic - this should greatly improve safety.

In the interim we will be installing some additional signage alerting
drivers to the bicycle contra flow lane at the intersection of Wilson St
and Erskineville Road.


Joseph Gomes
Area Traffic Engineer
Traffic Operations Unit

City Of Sydney
456 Kent Street
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

29 JULY 2006

Linemarking complete - the lane is now legal.

13 JULY 2006

We met with council staff and architect to discuss remaining work for Wilson Street contraflow lane. We agreed on the following actions (they are paraphrased since I didn't take any notes during the meeting, just relying on my dubious memory!)

Stage 1:

Stage 2:

Possible future improvements:

Plus some other things I can't recall. We will receive an update from Council when the report is updated with the meeting outcomes.



WilsonatBurren.jpg Wilson Street Contra-Flow You can see here that the fantastic green contra-flow lane, which allows bikes to get from the "bicycle highway" to King Street in Newtown, has a missing piece. Council has now agreed to proceed, as per this design diagram (0.5Mb pdf). In the diagram, the line which sweeps around is the existing kerb. The pencil or rocket shaped, "paved" island is the Arup design. The new Council design is a bigger island (in green) which will be able to support one or two much better trees than the current poor Jacaranda. The current footpath is maintained, a new bike lane beside, then the island and the traffic lane. New pedestrian ramps (in pink) for crossing the street are a bonus. If you have any questions or feedback, please email mailto:massbug**(at)** (Replace**(at)** with @)

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-- GilbertGrace - 22 Jun 2006

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