Bay Run works to extend separate pathways
Thursday 23 March, 2017
Work to extend the separate pathway for cyclists and pedestrians is about to commence on a 500 metre section of the Bay Run from the new Iron Cove Creek Bridge to UTS Rowing Club, Haberfield.
The Bay Run is a social, family-friendly walk or run that travels approximately 7kms around the shores of the Iron Cove Bay.
Administrator Richard Pearson said construction is expected to begin in early April with the half a kilometre upgrade extension to take approximately 4 months to complete, weather permitting.
“Feedback to Council has shown the Bay Run is one of the most popular harbourside tracks in Sydney and a recreational asset used by so many across our local community including all ages,” he said.
“This new twin pathway section of the Bay Run will be a fantastic asset for our community as it extends the section of the track that separates cyclists from pedestrians.”
The new path will include:
- A new 4.5m to 5m wide asphalt path for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Planting of mature trees and shrubs on either side of the path.
- Garden beds separating the cycleway from the walkway where possible.
Following the entire natural course of the cove and never deviating more than 20 metres from the water, the Bay Run is a flat, well-maintained track is also bicycle, pram and dog friendly, with lanes for walkers and cyclists clearly marked where possible.
It is an enclosed loop, meaning users can start and finish in exactly the same location.
Popular places to start and finish include King George Park, Leichhardt Park or Callan Park.
Access will be maintained at all times, although there will be some temporary diversions and general disruption during construction.