Glenwood Pedestrian and Cycle Link Concept Design and Cost Estimates
Bella Vista Station is one of the stations being delivered as part of Sydney Metro Northwest and is located on the eastern side of Old Windsor Road within the suburb of Bella Vista. As part of delivering Sydney Metro, a pedestrian and cycle bridge is under construction across Old Windsor Road between the southern station entry and the existing shared path on the western side of Old Windsor Road. However, the existing shared path would not provide sufficient connectivity to the Glenwood residential area.
The Sydney Metro Delivery Office within Transport for NSW (a NSW Government agency) was looking for a solution that connect more directly to 700 Glenwood households – and two local schools – would be within a 15-minute walk of the new station as well as the existing T-way stops on Old Windsor Road.
SCT Consulting were engaged to develop a concept design of a dedicated pedestrian and cycle link. Nine concept options were developed following a succession of workshops with stakeholders and the client. The concept options were developed following a succession of meetings / workshops with TfNSW, consultation with relevant stakeholders and the project team.
The options covered a range of design solutions to include a variety of construction works, customer experience, compliance and intervention levels. Each option offered a feasible, practical and buildable solution. All of the options were compliant with Building Code of Australia and Disability Discrimination Act requirements. Technical assessment was balanced with practical evaluation of numerous site constraints and the preferred solution was derived based on trade-offs between project benefits and impacts.
The high-quality outputs of the project were used as part of the public exhibition and community consultation process. The project was delivered to an exceptional standard within a short timeframe and under the pressures of community sensitivities.