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The goal for the future of Glebe is to develop a broad based public philosophy to transition our streets away from an auto-centric approach to one that treats streets as public places and prioritises them for walking, cycling and transit. Glebe’s urban form and low to medium density housing means that people are close to […]  Read more »



Posts about Transport and Traffic

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 »

Society’s 1972 Plan for Public Transport, Not Expressways

Society’s 1972 Plan for Public Transport, Not Expressways
Posted on 28th October 2019

In its ultimately successful campaign to prevent the two expressways that would have trifurcated Glebe, the Society produced its first monograph in 1972.  Read more »

Looking for a Convenor, Transport and Traffic Subcommittee
Posted on 3rd May 2019

The role of Convenor, Transport and Traffic for the Glebe Society will interest you.  Read more »

A Tram is a Tram is a Tram …?
Posted on 1st April 2019

After a life of no more than 18 years, the last of the Variotrams, No. 2107 has gone into retirement at the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus.  Read more »

‘Gracious Cycling’
Posted on 3rd December 2018

The City of Sydney has produced a video promoting the art of ‘Gracious Cycling’.  Read more »

WestConnex – Now a Fait Accompli
Posted on 30th September 2018

Sadly the WestConnex behemoth can’t be stopped. Construction and destruction are well under way.
Glebe and Forest Lodge have gotten off relatively lightly. There are no construction or property acquisitions proposed in our suburbs.  Read more »

Transport and Traffic Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018
Posted on 6th August 2018

During this year, the Transport and Traffic committee has been involved in a variety of issues, from the WestConnex behemoth to cycling facilities, pedestrian safety and parking management in Glebe and Forest Lodge.  Read more »

Submission on the City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy
Posted on 20th January 2018

The City’s current parking policy achieves a workable balance between discouraging commuter parking in Glebe and Forest Lodge and providing residents with priority access to parking.  Read more »

Review of City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy
Posted on 28th November 2017

City of Sydney is reviewing its ‘Neighbourhood Parking Policy’ and is seeking comments on its proposed changes.  Read more »

WestConnex: Communities Show Their Distaste for a Bad Project
Posted on 7th November 2017

Submissions on the Environmental Impact Statement for the M4-M5 Link closed on 16 October. The Department of Planning and Environment has received a huge number of submissions opposing the project.  Read more »

Submission to NSW Planning and Environment on WestConnex EIS
Posted on 27th October 2017

Attached is our submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the Environmental Impact Statement lodged by WestConnex for stage 3 of the project.  Read more »

How WestConnex Will Affect You
Posted on 4th October 2017

By Jan Wilson, on behalf of StopWestConnex-Glebe Forest Lodge, a group of concerned locals campaigning against the $17 billion+ WestConnex toll road and for better public and active transport.  Read more »

The Shared Cycle and Pedestrian Foreshore Path
Posted on 7th September 2017

We have some concerns about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on the shared cycle and pedestrian path that runs along the foreshore of Blackwattle Bay from the end of Glebe Point Road to Bridge Road.  Read more »