Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
alert-–-why-sydneysiders-are-being-warned-to-stay-off-the-roads-this-weekendAlert – Why Sydneysiders are being warned to stay off the roads this weekend

Sydneysiders have been urged to ditch their cars over the weekend with a series of major events threatening to cause traffic gridlock across the city. 

Locals and tourists are in for a treat with several back-to-back events scheduled across Sydney, with it all kicking off when Paul McCartney takes the stage at Moore Park starting on Friday at 7.30pm.

The former Beatles frontman will also be performing at Allianz Stadium on Saturday, with 70,000 people expected to attend the event across the two nights. 

Around 50,000 people are also expected to attend Oktoberfest, with the major beer festival being held on Saturday at The Domain in the CBD.

More than 10,000 punters will in the Harbour City’s east will be heading to the races at the Royal Randwick Racecourse as the Sydney Everest Carnival continues at the track. 

Paul McCartney (pictured) is to kick of a busy weekend for revellers with the former Beatles frontman performing on Friday and Saturday at Allianz Stadium in Sydney 

Meanwhile in Bondi thousands are expected to turn out for Sculpture by the Sea along the coastal path.

Those heading into the city for the events have been urged to leave the car at home and catch public transport instead. 

Ticketholders to Paul McCartney’s concert can travel for free with plenty of light-rail  services running throughout the night across the city. 

Those heading to the races will also have their travel covered by their tickets and  extra trains and buses will also be running across Town Hall, St James and Martin Place. 

Racegoers (pictured) are in for another big weekend as the Sydney Everest Carnival continues at Royal Randwick on Saturday

50,000 festivalgoers (pictured) are expected to converge at The Domain in Sydney’s CBD for the annual beer festival Oktoberfest

Transport for NSW said those intending to make the drive into the city over the weekend should allow for plenty of extra travel time. 

‘If you must drive, you’ll need to arrive early to secure a parking space as parking is limited and will fill quickly. Allow plenty of extra travel time and carpool with your group as traffic will be heavy, particularly on Friday night during the busy evening peak,’ they said. 

‘Concert tickets include travel on public transport, simply show your ticket to staff when boarding services’. 

On-site parking at Moore Park is expected to be limited with the light rail expected to be busy as race and concert goers expected to converge at the city around the same time. 

‘Light rail services will be busy and traffic will be heavy following the races as attendees leave Royal Randwick at the same time concert-goes begin arriving at Allianz Stadium for the Paul McCartney concert. Be patient and allow extra travel time,’ Transport for NSW said.

Thousands are also expected at the Sculpture by the Sea (pictured) in Bondi

Revellers (pictured) have been urged to take public transport instead of driving to the city with major delays expected on the roads

The transport authority warned that those attending the Sculpture by the Sea to  expect major delays on the roads. 

‘Significant traffic delays are expected on roads approaching Bondi and Tamarama throughout the event, particularly on weekends, so allow plenty of extra travel time if you must drive.’

‘With large crowds and very limited parking in the area, the best way to get to and from the event is by public transport.’

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