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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

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 »

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 »