Bike hub plans for Taylor Square forges ahead
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Bike hub plans for Taylor Square forges ahead

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:20 Written by // Reg Domingo

City of Sydney is pushing ahead with its plans to turn the former T2 nightclub at Taylor Square into a bike hub.

The concept design for the hub was endorsed by the council in March and it will feature a café, space for meetings, talks, retail and bike hire.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the hub would help re-energise the area.

“In 2009, the City of Sydney purchased the former T2 nightclub contingent on its use as a Bike Hub,” Moore said.

“This was supported by research that showed a bike hub could help reactivate the daytime economy in Oxford Street and make the area around Taylor Square safer.

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Above: A photomontage of Taylor Square.

“The building sits on a major intersection for bike riders connecting Woolloomooloo, Waterloo, Paddington and the inner city and the building, at the intersection of all three major cycle routes, is a central gathering space for pedestrians and bike riders.

“The flexible studio spaces that form part of the new design will be available for use by a range of groups including start-ups, GLBTI advocacy groups and other community groups.”

Work will now begin on the design and planning with building work expected to begin in a year’s time.

In late March, a motion to investigate the feasibility of an LGBTI museum in Sydney in a site such as T2 was voted down at a City of Sydney council meeting.

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Reg Domingo is the editor of SX.

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