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Update on Glebe Island Bridge and Bays West Place Strategy
Posted on 8th April 2021

It was with some surprise and also joy that we learned from the Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, of his plan for White Bay, which also including a plan to open the Glebe Island Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists.  Read more »

A missing transport link – let’s protest!
Posted on 8th April 2021

City buses from Glebe do not stop at the existing bus stop that’s key to accessing important services and transport infrastructure. Instead, passengers must alight at stops nearly ½ km away. What needs to be done.  Read more »

Fire in the Control Cabin on Glebe Island Bridge, 1983
Posted on 8th April 2021

According to NSW Transport’s archives (, a fire irreparably damaged the control cabin of the Glebe Island Bridge, necessitating its complete rebuild and technology upgrade.  Read more »

Update on Bridge Rd ‘pop-up’ cycleway
Posted on 27th February 2021

The COVID-19 legislation that enabled the introduction of a ‘pop-up’ cycleway on both sides of Bridge Rd Glebe/Forest Lodge terminates on 25 March 2021. A decision will be made within 8 weeks of this date to either remove it or establish it on a permanent basis.  Read more »

More disappointment on Glebe-City bus routes
Posted on 1st January 2021

Bus route changes disadvantage people with mobility impairments trying to get into the city.  Read more »

Update on Bridge Rd cycleway: Council and State Government drag their feet on serious safety concerns
Posted on 29th December 2020

The cycleway remains dangerous and neither the City nor the State Government has explained how and when the problems will be addressed.   Read more »

Glebe’s tram ‘sign’
Posted on 21st October 2020

A little snippet  Read more »

Bridge Road pop-up cycleway
Posted on 15th October 2020

The Glebe Society is serious about cycling but serious safety risks with the cycleway have become apparent. A comprehensive article on the issues and what needs to happen.  Read more »

Letter to the editor on the pop-up cycleway
Posted on 15th October 2020

From a family that has lived on Bridge Rd Glebe (near Clare St) for five generations  Read more »

How the Blackwattle Bay Precinct and Fish Market Developments intend to deal with increased traffic and transport needs
Posted on 3rd September 2020

Infrastructure NSW has released the Traffic and Transport Strategy proposed for the new Fish Market and Blackwattle Bay Developments. This article summarises what is proposed and what it might mean for Glebe/Forest Lodge  Read more »

Bridge Rd pop-up cycleway
Posted on 3rd September 2020

The City and Transport for NSW have installed new cycleways using barriers, line markings and lane dividers, with the first locations including Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Glebe. But there are serious questions about its implementation.  Read more »

Carriers of Glebe and Forest Lodge – Meloys
Posted on 3rd September 2020

The first in an occasional series about the families behind the carriers of Glebe and Forest Lodge  Read more »

Bob Connolly remembers local opposition to the Hereford Lodge YHA
Posted on 1st September 2020

Bob Connolly was living across the road from the Hereford Lodge YHA in the early 1990s. Our editor interviewed him about action taken by a group of locals to address the problems arising from a large YHA in a residential street:  Read more »

The proposed Blackwattle Bay Circular Walk. The blue line represents the proposed walk and the red line shows what is currently possible. (Image supplied by Janet Wahlquist)

A Blackwattle Bay Circular Walk
Posted on 9th July 2020

  There have been calls for many years for a Foreshore Walk around Blackwattle Bay. A circular walk around the whole bay for pedestrians and cyclists would be an attractive and much needed active transport route. We have seen recently the desire of the community to walk, run and cycle and the more attractive that […]  Read more »

Digital image of the Rozelle interchange

Report of community action on WestConnex
Posted on 7th June 2020

Since 2015, members of the local community and the Glebe Society have been actively involved in fighting WestConnex construction issues that affect our community. It is always very difficult to have wins with State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) sites. The WestConnex plan has moved from its original plan of tunnelling under Glebe/Forest Lodge (University of Sydney […]  Read more »

Automated Pedestrian Buttons

Active Transport during COVID-19
Posted on 26th May 2020

The advent of the Covid 19 Crisis has seen a marked increase in active transport. By this I mean walking and cycling. This has seen Inner West Mayors telling residents to avoid walking and cycling in places such as the Bay Run in Leichhardt/Drummoyne. It has seen crowded scenes on our own Foreshore Walk. It […]  Read more »