Eamon Waterford, CEO of the Committee for Sydney:
“Victoria Road could be one of Sydney’s great high streets – with traffic set to be diverted to WestConnex and the Western Harbour Tunnel, and with Sydney Metro West and Bays Precinct on the way, we have an incredible opportunity to free up surface roads as places for people and local business to thrive, but this window will not stay open forever.
“We’re calling for four key moves to improve the street, including significantly wider footpaths and new landscaping that would create separation from the road, reduced traffic volumes and speeds to create a more comfortable and safe environment, shorter wait times at traffic lights, and kerbside parking.”
Mark Gilder, Principal, Grimshaw:
“Projects that transform precincts, neighbourhoods or even simply streets can often be accelerated or completely enabled by large-scale changes to transport systems.
“The creation of public amenity and better public spaces is always the best result of large scale transport projects.”
You can see renders of the proposal to improve Victoria Road here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bm3emyrg85yesll/AAAGhDBcoFaES9qFdN1XAsZya?dl=0