Proposed pedestrian and cycle link – Glenwood

Pedestrian access between the Glenwood residential area and the new pedestrian bridge is currently blocked by 1km of continuous property fences and noise barriers along Old Windsor Road - restricting the number of residents able to walk to Bella Vista Station, despite living in such close proximity.

In October 2015, Transport for NSW consulted Glenwood residents on a proposal to build a pedestrian link into Glenwood to provide easier and more direct access to the new pedestrian bridge linking to Bella Vista Station.The pedestrian bridge is part of the Sydney Metro project, which received planning approval in 2013.

Feedback from the community focused on:

  • Where a new pedestrian link could be located
  • Local traffic conditions and how these may be impacted by provision of a pedestrian link
  • Potential for increased on-street parking demand in Glenwood and how this could be managed
  • Desire for a well-lit, safe and attractive pedestrian link
  • How best to minimise potential impacts such as anti-social behaviour, noise and visual impacts

Transport for NSW has used this community feedback to help inform the development of options for a pedestrian link.

Considering the location of existing pedestrian links, we have evaluated three options for an additional link:

  • Between Old Windsor Road and Sharrock Avenue
  • Between Old Windsor Road and Vanessa Court/Maley Grove and
  • Between Old Windsor Road and Shaun Street, through the Emmanuel Baptist Church/Trades Norwest Anglican Senior College

Following survey work conducted in mid-2017 and further technical assessment, TfNSW identified a pedestrian link to Sharrock Avenue via Swansea Court as the option providing the most improved access for Glenwood residents.

Benefits

A pedestrian link would mean around 700 Glenwood households – and two more local schools, Glenwood High School and Parklea Public School - would be within a 15 minute walk of the new station. An even greater number of households would be within cycling distance.

A pedestrian link would also help improve access to the Norwest Business Park and education and training opportunities.

Review of Environmental Factors now on exhibition

Transport for NSW has a proposal for a link on public exhibition now via a Review of Environmental Factors (REF), and is keen to hear your views.

A community newsletter about the proposal can be viewed here.

Three community information sessions will be held at the Glenwood Village Shopping Centre, 60 Glenwood Park Drive, as follows:

Wednesday  11 April
4- 7pm

Saturday 5 May
10am – 2pm  

Thursday 10 May          
4pm – 7pm

Come and meet members of the Sydney Metro Northwest project team and give us your feedback on the proposal.

Have your say

If you are unable to attend these sessions, you can have your say via:

info@metronorthwest.com.au
1800 019 989

You can post your feedback to:

Sydney Metro
Commets on Glenwood Pedestrian Link REF
PO BOX K659
Haymarket  NSW 1240

Your feedback should reach TfNSW by close of business on Friday 18 May, 2018 and include:

  • your name and address
  • a brief statement on whether you support or object to the proposal, comments on the design, and any other feedback.

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