History shows that road infrastructure has evolved beginning with the widening of Victoria Road in the 1930s. REnewing these existing historical markers at the Bays precinct specifically looking at Glebe Island bridge and WhiteBay Power Station was a key consideration of my design asking questions of how do these existing historical markers change over the next 50,100, 200,500 years ? How do these influence active transport around the site ? Originally, researchers believed that more bike lanes and the increase in cyclists would lead to a “safety-in-numbers” effect: the more cyclists on the road, the more likely drivers would slow down and be aware of their surroundings. Instead, they found that safer cities aren’t due to the increase in cyclists, but the infrastructure built for them specifically, separated and protected bike lanes. Due to this, the Bays Precinct will become a world-class active transport community. Everyone in the Bays Precinct will be able to travel by bicycle on a comfortable, safe and connected bicycle network. Bicycling will become a viable transportation option and will elevate the quality of life for people travelling to and from the Bays Precinct. Unlocking permeability at precinct edges via access nodes aligned to existing connections as well as greater permeability along the boundary to Balmain/Rozelle and connections to surrounding open spaces will aid in achieving the goal of becoming a world class active transport community.
Joshua Di Giannantonio
Bachelor of Landscape Arch. (Hons)