Stephenson Street is in Cremorne, and was identified in the most recent Local Area Traffic Management plan as a cyclist priority route.
One problem is that parked cars reduce the usable width of the street, resulting in insufficient space for people driving to safely pass people who are cycling.
Another problem is that the footpath from the underpass just disappears.
One solution is to remove car parking and mark bicycle lanes on each side of the street. Alternatively, if parking has to be retained for now, then the bicycle lanes should retain their full width while the vehicle lane narrows, clearly indicating to people driving that they should only overtake people cycling when it’s safe to do so.
At the underpass, a wombat crossing (a raised pedestrian crossing) should be built.
In 2022, council expanded and re-planted two pocket parks on Stephenson Street, one near Gwynne Street and one near Dover Street.