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Wollongong City Council

Wollongong Pop-Up Cycling Routes

These changes will be rolling out in our city centre from early 2021 as part of Council's Pop-Up Cycling Routes program.

You can also see the documents below for more information:

Wollongong Pop-Up Cycling Routes map PDF, 1406.41 KB

Wollongong Pop-Up Cycleways detailed plans PDF, 14428.36 KB

Separated cycleways

These are locations where we'll be making separated sections of roads just for bikes.

  • Traffic will stay as two-way in this section.
  • The current parking lane on the north side of Smith Street will be converted to an on-road cycleway for riders to travel in both directions.
  • Some on-street parking will be removed near Young and Belmore streets.
  • Traffic will change to one-way eastbound for vehicles
  • The current parking lane on the south side of Smith Street will be turned into an on-road cycleway for riders to travel in both directions
  • The current westbound lane will be converted to on-road parking so there will be no loss of on-street parking in this section of Smith Street
  • Garbage trucks will use the on-road cycleway to collect bins on Tuesdays between 5.30 and 6am. During that time riders will need to stay out of the bike lane.
  • The current parking lane on the northwest side of Harbour Street between Smith and Cliff streets will be converted to an on-road cycleway for riders to travel in both directions.
  • Car parking on the northwest side of Harbour Street will be removed.
  • The current parking lane on the west side of Kembla Street will become an on-road cycleway between Smith and Market streets for riders to travel in both directions. On-street parking will be removed on the west side between Smith and Market Streets.
  • Lanes on Kembla Street between Market and Crown streets will be adjusted to make room for the on‑road cycleway on the west side for riders to travel in both directions. There will be no loss of on‑street parking in this section.
  • The current parking lane on the east side of Kembla Street will become an on-road cycleway between Crown and Stewart streets for riders to travel in both directions. Car parking on the east side of Kembla Street will be removed.
  • Garbage trucks will use the on-road cycleway to collect bins on Tuesdays between 5.30 and 6am. During that time, riders will need to stay out of the bike lane.
  • The section outside the railway parking station will be turned into an on-road cycleway for riders to travel in both directions. Car parking will be kept in this section of Gladstone Avenue.
  • The footpath in the remaining section of Gladstone Avenue to Crown Street will become a shared path.

Traffic calming

These measures aim to slow down vehicles to improve safety where the road is shared with bikes.

  • Road cushions, on-road markings and signs will be installed to calm traffic.
  • Road cushions, on-road markings and signs will be installed to calm traffic.

Footpaths converted to shared paths

These pathways will be shared by bikes and pedestrians.

  • The eastern footpath will become a shared path north of the railway parking station.
  • There will be a small section of separated on-road cycleway on this route.
  • Footpaths will be turned into to shared paths:
    • along the northern side of Burelli Street from Wollongong Train Station to the Keira Street intersection
    • on a section of the southern Burelli Street footpath from the Keira Street intersection, and
    • through MacCabe Park towards Church Street.
  • Signs and bicycle pavement markings will be installed along the route.
  • The eastern footpath will be converted to a shared path.
  • Signs and bicycle pavement markings will be installed along the route.
  • The southern footpath will become a shared path.
  • Signs and bicycle pavement markings will be installed along the route.

Changes to the Gong Shuttle Bus route

The 55C Free Gong Shuttle route will change from Monday 1 February 2021 to allow for our pilot of a separated cycleway along Smith Street.

Changes include:

  1. The 55C will no longer travel west on Smith Street. Instead it will continue south along Harbour Street then west along Market Street. It will then turn south onto Corrimal Street and continue its usual route.
  2. The bus stop for the 55C and the 65 bus services currently on the east side of Corrimal Street, between Smith Street and Market Street, will be moved about 120 metres south on Corrimal Street, between Market Street and 115 Corrimal Street.
  3. Some on-road parking will be shifted to make room for the new bus stop location and ensure no overall loss of parking:
    1. 4-5 car spaces will be removed from Corrimal Street between Market and Crown streets
    2. 4-5 car spaces will be installed on Corrimal Street between Smith and Market streets.

Please see the map below for an overview of these changes:

Gong Shuttle changes February 2021  PDF, 136.55 KB

Please also note, there will be no changes to the 55A Free Gong Shuttle.

To stay up to date with bus routes and timetables, please visit the Transport for NSW website.