The preferred route nominated by the Clarence Bicycle Advisory Committee to the airport follows Bligh St, Cambridge Rd and Kennedy Drive. This is also supported by Strava data that shows most riders prefer this route as it avoids high speed slip lanes on the Tasman Hwy which can be tricky to cross for those unfamiliar with them.
The Clarence Bicycle Strategy and Action Plan identifies a pathway from the Tasman Bridge to Mornington roundabout and bike lanes along Cambridge Rd to the airport. Completed sections or sections under construction are shown in green on the map and incomplete sections are shown in red.
Section 1 - Tasman Bridge to rose bay high overpass
A shared path has been constructed from the Tasman Bridge to Rosnsy Hill Rd that paralells the highway. Links to the main path have been constructed from the East Derwent Hwy (as part of the East Derwent Hwy Interchange Project) and Clarence Council is designing a link path from Montagu Bay Rd (near the church) to the overpass by Rose Bay High. See Tasman Bridge & Tasman Hwy page for details.
section 2 - rose bay high overpass to gordons hill road
Nov 2016. Clarence City Council has commenced work on the next stage of the path from the overpass by Rose Bay High along Rosny Hill Road where it crosses over the highway. The project includes a widened footpath to 2.5m and kerb ramps at the driveway crossing to the City View Motel. The improved surface and width will benefit Rose Bay High School students and enhance active travel between the Tasman Bridge and Rosny Park.
Cambridge Road bike lanes, Cambridge
Aug 2014. Clarence Council will commence linemarking for bike lanes between Cambridge Primary School and the Acton Roundabout/Kennedy Drive. A white edgeline is being marked but bicycle logos and signage won't be installed until a carpark is built at the old Chicken Feed warehouse to remove carparking from the road verge.
Kennedy Drive bike lanes
July 2010. Clarence Council has commenced initial work on bike lanes for Kennedy Drive in Cambridge doing surface preparation, shoulder extension and patching. Line marking and signage will be installed following the preparation work and the final surface sealing will be done as part of Council's road sealing program in early 2011.
Mornington Roundabout upgrade
2009. A shared path has been constructed around the perimeter of the roundabout. The path allows riders to cross each leg of the roundabout individually which is slower but also safer, especially when the roundabout is busy. Ideally an underpass from the end of Bligh St to the eastern side of South Arm Hwy is the best outcome for people walking and riding but this will need to be pursued as a separate project.
April 07.The Mornington roundabout intersection is currently being reviewed for DIER by consultants, Pitt and Sherry. This is an important intersection for cyclists as it provides a connection to the Tasman Hwy and Cambridge, as well as access to Cambridge Rd and Bligh St, Warrane. CyclingSouth has been in contact with DIER to ensure that bicycle traffic is accommodated in the intersection design. An underpass connecting Bligh St to the east side of South Arm Hwy is the preferred option.