The three competing designs for the new Northern Access Cycleway addition to the Sydney Harbour Bridge have been revealed by Transport for NSW this week
Developed in collaboration with a team led by Aspect Studios and including EOCengineers, Yerrabingin , Design 5, Josh Milston and Electrolight, our scheme departs from the reference design by following the existing western alignment of the Bradfield Highway viaduct as closely as possible. This approach allows the much loved Bradfield Park at Milson’s Point to remain largely undisturbed and minimises impacts on the iconic sweeping views of the Harbour Bridge to the south for most park users.
Tasked with conceiving a new element as an addition to one of the most recognisable structures in the world, our team’s approach focused on developing a solution with the lightest possible touch.
The skeletal form of our proposal reduces the structure to its essence, with an organic assembly almost lighter than air, inspired by movement through and across water and symbolising the threading of a new connection between Gadigal and Cammeraygal lands.
The proposed cycleway culminates over 20 years of planning and option analysis by Transport for NSW. On completion, the project will see the delivery of a much needed missing link in Sydney’s active transport network, with a piece of infrastructure designed for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
For details of the alternative proposals, see https://caportal.com.au/tfnsw/sydney-harbour-bridge-cycleway/design-teams