Kent Street Cycleway – Sydney

Stratacell adds green touch to urban Sydney cycleway

Kent St Cycle Way

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.

Kent St Cycle Way project

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.

Stratacell beneath trees

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.”

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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.

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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.”

“Great customer service, quick response times and a very in depth QA system with constant support.”

- Laura Wiesenekker, Project Engineer, Densford Civil -

“Citygreen is a very professional  business, and I found everything was great in terms of deliveries, product supply and information. It was all forthcoming and helped us to complete the project.”

- Keith Burns, Architect/Designer, Keith Burns Architect -

“Citygreen offered training and invaluable technical assistance during the works.”

- James Callan, Estimating Manager, Complex Co Pty Ltd -

“Our experience, in working with a Citygreen Design Studio was second to none. We found responses from the design studio to be very timely, and technically thorough. We went backwards and forwards a number of times, looking at different iterations of the design and, nothing was too much trouble to examine and explore different possibilities. I would highly recommend the Citygreen Design Studio to any future client considering using your services.”

- Sandra Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, City Of Monash -

“We are big on compliance on all projects, and the fact that their SmartCertify cloud platform covers all bases, and supports their 20 year warranties, is critical – especially that these pits are being installed under roadways and footpaths.”

- Johny Purkaystha, Civil Program Engineer, Central Coast Council -

"I reviewed all the previous projects that we have installed in the past couple years using your product and I can happily report back that we have 0% mortality in the soil cells, which is incredible!"

- Brendan Wilton, CEO, Trim Landscaping, Bedford, Canada -