Mike Stevens | Jul 3, 2009

SYDNEY LORD MAYOR Clover Moore has today renewed her commitment to clearing the Sydney CBD's "unpleasant" and "congested" roads of cars, with a view to creating more public squares and cycling paths.

Ms Moore said the Sustainable Sydney 2030 - first unveiled in early 2008 - focuses on improved access and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and the development of an extensive light rail network through the heart of Sydney.

"It's a matter of planning for the future. We have a million people in our local government area each day, half a million in the CBD," Ms Clover said.

"It is congested, it's unpleasant, and our plan is to address that in the medium to long term."

The Lord Mayor said that the City of Sydney is working closely with the NSW Government to achieve the goals set out in the Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan, which is built around a pedestrian boulevard running along George Street.

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"We have a long term plan for a hierarchy of roads so that on some streets you'd have vehicles and pedestrians and buses, on other streets you would have light rail and pedestrians," she said.

The plan would also see the Western Distributor, Cahill Expressway demolished, and the monorail dismantled.

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