The funding will see more than 300 cycling and walking projects delivered across the state, including six in the City of Sydney local area.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said promoting active transport was a priority the City shared with Transport for NSW.
“The number of people riding in Sydney has doubled since 2010. More people riding and walking takes pressure off our already congested roads and public transport, leaving room for those who need to drive,” the Lord Mayor said.
“The City is committed to helping the NSW Government deliver Sydney’s Cycling Future, a strategy to build a safe and connected bicycle network.
“Sydneysiders have told us they want more connected bike routes, and Transport for NSW research shows 70 percent of people would commute by bike if it was safer and more convenient.”
Walking and cycling projects listed for the City of Sydney in 2016-17 are in:
• Lawson Street, Redfern
• Wilson Street, Newtown to Redfern
• Burren Street, Newtown
• Quay Street, Haymarket
• Rosebud Lane, Paddington
• Darlinghurst Road/Oxford Street intersection.
The NSW Government’s Strategic Cycleway Network includes almost eight kilometres of separated cycleways through the city centre. Around 3.4 kilometres of separated cycleway priority routes have already been built through the city centre, and planning is underway for further key connections.
The local area now has 12.5 kilometres of separated cycleways, including the Bourke Street, Castlereagh Street, Liverpool Street and Kent Street cycleways.
New cycleway projects will help the NSW Government meet its target of doubling cycling trips of up to 10 kilometers in Greater Sydney by 2016.
In addition to cycling policy, the City is continuing to promote walking through The Walking Strategy and Action Plan by prioritising key actions that support people of all ages to walk more, while boosting the local economy and the health of Sydneysiders.
The City is investing $50 million to improve the quality and safety of the most popular walking routes in central Sydney, with upgraded footpaths and improved lighting. We’re also investing a further $10 million in a wayfinding network that will clearly direct people to their destination and places of interest.