Inner Sydney becomes cycling haven

Cyclists-are-making-the-most-of-inner-Sydney-infrastructure-which-could-make-living-in-the-area-an-even-more-attractive-prospect_157_70123_0_14072322_300More people are taking up cycling in the City of Sydney local government area, according to a May 16 statement from the local council.

Such news could encourage more individuals and young couples to buy property in the inner city and its surrounding suburbs, thanks to the great lifestyle on offer.

Even for those who don’t wish to cycle on a regular basis, there are frequent train and bus services. It’s certainly true getting around Sydney on a bike or otherwise is no trouble, and being based close to the CBD could be a huge drawcard for professionals working in the heart of the city.

Sydney wheels ahead

Daily bike trips in the City of Sydney area increased between March 2010 and March 2014, from 25,868 to 60,098, according to the council.

This includes both those who cycle for recreation as well as individuals who use this method of transport for getting to work and back, marking a 132 per cent rise over a four-year period.

Bourke Street, College Street and Kent Street have experience massive growth the number of people who bike in these areas, which is likely linked to the separate cycle ways or shared paths they boast, the council noted.

“Bike lanes keep riders safe – research by Transport for New South Wales shows that separated bike lanes have doubled the number of cyclists on the road but led to fewer total injuries among them,” noted Lord Mayor Clover.

“Almost 2,200 bike riders are travelling from the north into the city via the Sydney Harbour Bridge during weekday peak hours – one of our highest intersection counts ever.”

The Kent Street cycleway has undergone significant work. The second stage is yet to be completed, but once it has progressed, the cycleway will provide a valuable connection between Darling Harbour and North Sydney.

If you want to live in a city that’s easy to get around and full of vibrancy, consider buying property in inner Sydney! Along with the cycling opportunities, the state government recently announced a $2.8 billion project to introduce a new fleet of trains to the city, which will be fully rolled out by 2024.

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