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Posted by 1 reaction· May 30, 2023 3:11 PM ·
Join our campaign calling on the minister to revitalise Victoria Road
Visualisation of a transformed Victoria Road in Rozelle by a Committee for Sydney and Grimshaw project1,717 signatures
Imagine a thriving and sustainable Victoria Road lined with small businesses, native trees, bike lanes, cafés, and outdoor seating. A safe and enjoyable place for our community to come together.
Instead the Rozelle corridor of Victoria Road is a polluted and unwelcoming seven-lane motorway.
When the Rozelle Interchange opens, there will be a toll-free underground bypass of Victoria Road between the Iron Cove Bridge and the ANZAC Bridge that will reduce traffic along Victoria Road by up to 50%.
This provides an opportunity to transform Victoria Road into a place for people, not just cars, by:
- Adding bicycle lanes
- Reducing traffic lanes in both directions
- Widening footpaths, and
- Adding trees and native plantings
High streets in our area crying out for revitalisation. Disappointingly, the Inner West Council has failed to seize the opportunity presented by the bypass, and is delaying community consultation on plans for this precinct.
Despite the former Liberal government's show of support for transforming Victoria Road - the new Labor minister disappointingly has not committed to this revitalisation.
Together, we can ensure this new Labor minister commits to supporting our local businesses, public and active transport, and healthy communities - rather than more polluting motorways.
Sign our petition to help us revitalise Victoria Road in Rozelle:
To the Minister for Roads:
This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform a polluted, unwelcoming section of Victoria Road and turn it into a thriving area for our community.
We are calling on the government to transform Victoria Road by reducing traffic lanes, widening footpaths, planting native trees and adding bicycle lanes.