New pedestrian link to cut walking times to Sydney Metro stations for residents

Underway: New pedestrian link to provide faster and easier access to the Sydney Metro for Glenwood residents. Picture: NSW Government.
Underway: New pedestrian link to provide faster and easier access to the Sydney Metro for Glenwood residents. Picture: NSW Government.

Faster and easier access to Bella Vista Station will soon be available to Glenwood and residents of Sydney's North West said Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly.

Sydney Metro will start work this month on a new pedestrian link between Swansea Court and the existing shared path along Old Windsor Road in Glenwood.

Mr Conolly said the new piece of community infrastructure, along with the pedestrian bridge over Old Windsor Road, would reduce walking times from Glenwood to Bella Vista Station.

"This link, which will be fully accessible for people with reduced mobility, will directly benefit around 700 Glenwood households," he said.

"In the North West, the new metro is helping take 14 million cars a year off the roads.

"We want people living close to stations to be able to walk or cycle rather than have to drive. Creating active transport links, such as this pedestrian link, is the best way to encourage mode shift."

The new pedestrian link, which will be opened in mid-2021, will feature an accessible ramp, stairs, landscaping, lighting and plantings.

New footpaths will also be provided on some surrounding streets, connecting the new link and the existing footpath network.

There will be some parking and traffic changes associated with the new link and the community can have their say on these matters until Monday, September 7.

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