Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged by Wollongong City Council for the provision of a Stage 3 road safety audit for the proposed temporary traffic facility arrangements associated with the 2022 UCI Road World Championships.
The 2022 UCI Road World Championships was held in Wollongong, marking the second-ever time the Championships have been held in the southern hemisphere.
Dating back to 1921, the Championships are held across eight days and include multiple events from the team time trial mixed relay and individual time trials to road race events. It also includes a variety of both men’s and women’s races ranging in age from juniors to elite.
Safety was a top priority for the event’s organisers and Wollongong City Council undertook a range of preparations to host the major international sporting event, which is expected to have both intermediate and long-term economic benefits for tourism and local businesses.
The event formed part of Wollongong City Council’s long-term plans to get the city cycling, which includes the Council being granted the UCI Bike City Label in recognition of their commitment to improving the cycling experience for the local community.