Stratacell adds green touch to urban Sydney cycleway
The final section of Sydney’s much-awaited Kent Street Cycleway is now open – completing a planned network of cycleways through the heart of the city. Used by around 1700 bike riders each weekday, the completed cycleway means people now have a safe north-south route between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour.
Between Liverpool Street and Druitt Street, the City of Sydney – asset owner and local government authority – sought to add some greenery to a primarily urban setting. Complete Urban was engaged as the landscape architect and project manager.
Juan Vargas, of Sydney Civil, said, “Design concepts from the client required the planting of new tree species in an already established environment. A solution was required to offer room to the trees to grow but not affect the infrastructure constructed. The main issue was the presence of underground services and limited space available for the planting of the trees.”
Citygreen’s Stratacell system was specified as part of the design, renowned for its ability to provide the soil volume required and the room for roots to grow without impeding on or damaging surrounding infrastructure.
Juan Vargas said, “The project was completed successfully. Whilst the trees are still in a very early growing stage, no issues have presented. The cells provide an ideal solution for the installation of trees in highly-developed urban environments where there is not much room for construction, providing growing space for trees and their root systems without damaging pavements. The support from Citygreen during the construction process enabled us to obtain the best outcome.”