Police are reminding motorists and residents of major road closures and special event clearways in Sydney’s CBD and Eastern Suburbs ahead of tomorrow’s City2Surf.
An estimated 60,000 people have registered to take part in one of the world’s largest runs that winds its way from the city to Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach on Sunday (14 August 2022).
Operation City2Surf 2022, a high-visibility policing strategy, will be in place to ensure the safety and security of participants, event staff and spectators, while working to minimising the impact of the event on local residents and the wider community.
The police operation will encompass the start and finish-line areas as well as the race route, and involves officers from across the three Metropolitan Regions, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Bicycle Unit, PolAir and Police Transport Command.
Operation Commander, Detective Superintendent John Duncan, said police and other Government agencies have been working closely with event organisers to ensure a safe and successful event for everyone involved.
“The City2Surf is one of this city’s great events, and our priority is to ensure that the route and surrounding areas are safe and secure for the many thousands of people taking part in the much-celebrated run” Supt Duncan said.
“There will be significant road closures in Sydney’s CBD and throughout the Eastern Suburbs, as well as special event clearways along the entire race route, so we encourage those local residents and the broader community, to utilise public transport and plan your trip in advance.”
“Road closures will come into effect in Sydney’s CBD at the start-lines from 3.30am on College and Park Streets and in the Eastern Suburbs from 6am,” Supt Duncan said.
“Special event clearways will be in place between 1am and midday in the CBD, and between 1am and 4pm in the Eastern Suburbs on Sunday.”
“Be sure to pay close attention to signage as vehicles left in special event clearways – even those with local parking permits – will be towed away and fees apply,” Supt Duncan said.
Roads should start reopening in the CBD, Kings Cross, Darlinghurst and Edgecliff from 11.30am, followed by roads through the Eastern Suburbs from 1pm. Roads at Bondi Beach will remain closed until 4pm.
For all special event traffic information, including road closures, clearways and cycleway closures, visit www.livetraffic.com.
City2Surf participants and spectators are also reminded Bondi Beach and Bondi Park are alcohol-prohibited areas, which will be enforced by police.
“We will have officers in and around the Bondi finish-line throughout the day to reduce the risk of anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime,” Supt Duncan said.
“We are focused on safety, we’re not there to spoil anyone’s fun, but we won’t tolerate behaviour that puts yourself or other members of the community at risk.”
Additional public transport services will be operating before and after the race.
“Public transport is certainly your best bet when travelling to and from the City2Surf this weekend – travel on the network is covered for participants and volunteers and saves you the stress of finding a park,” Supt Duncan said.
“Police Transport Command officers will also be patrolling the Bondi Junction public transport interchange to keep the area safe for commuters and members of the general public.”
Visit www.transportnsw.info to plan your trip on metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There are also a number of real-time apps to track your service.
Additional City2Surf information can be found on the official event website: www.city2surf.com.au.