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Planning Ryde: Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020 (LSPS) identifies the importance of creating an active, inclusive, and engaging public domain to support the current and future workers in Macquarie Park (planning priority M5). Waterloo Road has a significant part to play in achieving this vision.
The Waterloo Road Masterplan has been prepared by Council and establishes a clear framework for the transformation of Waterloo Road from a ‘movement corridor’ into a ‘vibrant street’, prioritising active transport to improve alternatives to private vehicles and alleviate traffic congestion. The Masterplan builds upon the ‘Draft Linear Park Strategy for Waterloo Road’ which was exhibited with the Ryde LSPS in 2019 and provides more detailed public domain and landscape design guidance.
The Waterloo Road Masterplan aims to redefine Waterloo Road’s streetscape and enhance the urban amenity to provide a safe, attractive and comfortable walking and cycling experience.
The Waterloo Road Masterplan provides for:
With varied conditions and opportunities for activation along Waterloo Road, responding to the topography and land uses, two characters are proposed to emerge: