A 500 metre extension of separated pathway for cyclists and pedestrians on the Bay Run from the new Iron Cove Creek Bridge to UTS Rowing Club Haberfield opened this week.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne joined State Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti MP in unveiling the extension in time for the summer holidays.
The project was jointly funded by the RMS and Inner West Council. Mr Sidoti commended the NSW Government and Inner West Council for their collaborative approach to the project.
“This is a great outcome for the community and it is a great example of what the government and local councils can achieve when they work together for the interests of the people,” he said.
“I am pleased to have advocated for this funding that will transform the Bay Run for the 15,000 people that use this track every week.”
Cr Byrne said the Bay Run is a social, family-friendly walk or run that travels approximately 7kms around the shores of the Iron Cove Bay.
“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.