City Road, Sydney

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City Road
New South Wales
City Road, as viewed from the bridge spanning the Darlington and Camperdown campuses of the University of Sydney
General information
Type Road
Length 1 km (0.6 mi)
Maintained by Roads & Maritime Services
Route number(s) A36
Major junctions
North end Parramatta Road (A22), Glebe / Broadway (A22), Glebe
  Cleveland Street
South end King Street, Newtown
LGA(s) City of Sydney
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The City Road is a busy 1-kilometre (0.62 mi) thoroughfare located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. City Road runs south from a junction with Broadway and Parramatta Road, through the University of Sydney and becomes King Street as it enters the suburb of Newtown.

The City Road carries the A36 shield,[1][2] and is crossed by a 34-metre (112 ft) pedestrian footbridge that was opened in 2008 and the subject of an international design competition won by John Wardle Architects.[3][4]

History and description[edit]

The road was originally the beginning of the main route leading from Sydney to Wollongong and points south, known as the Princes Highway. Although short, it still functions today as the main connection between the city centre and inner-western suburbs such as Newtown, Marrickville and Canterbury. Passing by Victoria Park and the leafy University of Sydney campus, the road is somewhat more picturesque than most metropolitan roads.

City Road was formerly served by a busy electric tram service until the late 1950s when it was replaced by motor bus services.[5] Sydney Buses routes 352, 370, 422, 423, 426 and 428 now run along City Road.

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Road number and name changes in Sydney" (PDF). Transport. Roads & Maritime Services. September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "NSW Route A36". Ozroads. June 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "City Road footbridge". Gllobal: Projects. GHD Group. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sydney University, City Road Footbridge". Recent projects. Sapphire. February 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Keenan, D. Tramways of Sydney. Transit Press 1979