Works are underway to upgrade the principal shared path (PSP) on the southern side of Bayswater Station.
The $1.5 million upgrade will see the construction of a new section of PSP, to connect the existing pathway at either end of the station. The new PSP will start at the eastern side of the Bayswater rail bridge, run alongside the Whatley Crescent car park, and join the existing PSP opposite Slade Street. The project will include extending the PSP over the existing pedestrian underpass. When complete, the PSP connection will greatly improve safety and accessibility at the station by separating bicycle and pedestrian traffic from car movements.
Forward works began in 2016 and included changing the alignment of the car bays and changes to access/egress. Now that this work is complete, vehicles are only able to enter the car park from the west and exit from the east.
The number of parking bays available is currently reduced due to the presence of water-filled barriers, which provide a safe pathway for cyclists through the car park (see below map). Once the PSP upgrade is complete these bays will be reinstated and there will be no need for cyclists to enter the car park.