Transport & Traffic
The goal for the future of Glebe is to develop a broad based public philosophy to transition our streets away from an auto-centric approach to one that treats streets as public places and prioritises them for walking, cycling and transit. Glebe’s urban form and low to medium density housing means that people are close to […]
Posts about Transport & Traffic
Bridge Road at the Fish Market not to be raised
Posted on 30th June 2023
Our May issue reported plans to raise the height of Bridge Road in front of the new Fish Market. Asa Wahlquist reports that the risk of flooding at the junction of Wentworth Park Road and Bridge Road has convinced the developer not to proceed with the plan.
We need a commitment by Government to restore Glebe Island Bridge
Posted on 28th February 2023
The old nursery rhyme goes: “London Bridge is falling down”, and the song could be suitably modified to refer to the tragic state of the Glebe Island Bridge today. In this article the former President of the Glebe Society, Janet Wahlquist, calls for a commitment from NSW politicians seeking election on March 25 to guarantee funding for the renovation of the Bridge as a priority.
Bicycles and One-Way Streets
Posted on 5th March 2023
As reported in the November 2022 issue of the Bulletin, the City Council called for submissions on its plan to allow cyclists to travel on some roads in an opposite direction to a one-way traffic sign. In response to our members’ concerns the Glebe Society made a detailed submission that opposed the plan for 10 of the 15 proposed streets in Glebe and Forest Lodge. On 16 February the Council approved the plan for all of the proposed streets.
What’s happening with the Bridge Rd cycleway
Posted on 14th December 2022
The Society met recently with representatives of Transport NSW to discuss the problems with the Bridge Rd cycleway and to get an update on proposed improvements. The Management Committee is particularly concerned about the stretch of cycleway between Glebe Point Rd and Ross St because of safety for cyclists and amenity for residents. We note that not all our members share this view. Your feedback is welcome.
More Cycleway Madness
Posted on 7th November 2022
The Lord Mayor and NSW Minister for Transport seem uninterested in community opinion on the issue of the Bridge Road cycleway and are determined to make it permanent. The City Council also has a plan to allow cyclists to go both ways down some one-way streets in Glebe and Forest Lodge.
Bridge Road resident Di Anstey writes about the unresolved safety, parking and drop off issues associated with the cycleway and asks why St Johns Road couldn’t be an alternative route.
Glebe Society submissions on development applications
Posted on 10th June 2022
Information about recent Glebe Society submissions on Development Applications in Glebe and Forest Lodge.
Posted on 20th September 2022
The Goods Line through Glebe – now used by the Light Rail – turns 100 this year. The viaducts crossing Jubilee Park and Wentworth Park are the longest and second longest respectively, brick viaducts built for the New South Wales Railways.
Help save the ferry – complete the survey
Posted on 14th September 2022
Please fill out this survey hosted by UTS Bachelor of Management students, who are trying to determine current and potential demand for the ferry service.
Chaos on Bridge Rd ahead
Posted on 6th July 2022
What happens when you move a busy fish market, visited daily by hundreds of trucks and vans, buses and thousands of private vehicles, from a side street to a major arterial road? Traffic chaos, with an expected double the number of customers as the current Sydney Fish Market and almost double the retail space. The Glebe Society has also deep concerns about the impact of early morning fish industry traffic. The new market will have one vehicular entrance, opposite Wentworth Park Rd.
The raison d’être of the Glebe Society
Posted on 9th October 2022
Reflections written in 2010 (with some factual updates since) on the social and economic conditions in Glebe in the 1960s and the factors that saw the birth of the Glebe Society. In the intervening 50 years, the changing demographics of Glebe have also played a role, arguably both positive and negative. By long term Glebe Society member and former Planning Convenor, Neil Macindoe.
Running the gauntlet on the Bridge Rd cycleway
Posted on 11th June 2022
The Bridge Rd pop-up cycleway was a temporary expedient initiated in September 2020. At the end of March this year the NSW Minister for Active Transport, Rob Stokes, announced it was to be made permanent despite there being no solution to the many safety and access issues. The government must reverse its decision.
The Glebe ferry is running again ‒ a faster and more convenient service
Posted on 17th December 2021
Great news! The ferry between the Blackwattle Bay wharf at the end of Leichhardt St and Barangaroo has been reinstated, now with a set timetable.
Glebe Island Bridge Slowly Falls Down
Posted on 9th December 2021
It is 12 months since the 25-year anniversary of the decommissioning of the Glebe Island Bridge and our rally calling for the restoration and rejuvenation of the Glebe Island Bridge. What has happened since?
Bridge Rd cycleway – updates
Posted on 17th December 2021
Access issues for residents and safety issues for cyclists remain unresolved. Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s statement about usage of the cycleway are challenged.
Glebe Island Bridge update, July 2021
Posted on 5th July 2021
The 2nd July 2021 marked 118 years since the opening of Glebe Island Bridge in 1903….