[YarraBUG-list] News from City of Yarra - Proposed bicycle route between Clifton Hill and Abbotsford

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Fri Jan 21 00:32:01 AEDT 2011

FYI - This proposed route was also discussed for feedback during Yarra 
Bicycle Advisory Committee meetings in 2010.


Proposed bicycle route between Clifton Hill and Abbotsford

Council is seeking early community feedback about a proposed new bicycle 
route between Clifton Hill and Abbotsford.

Construction of the route is expected to begin in June 2011 and cost 
about $280,000.

The route would connect Heidelberg Road in Clifton Hill with Gipps 
Street in Abbotsford.

It would fill a missing link between Merri Creek and Hoddle Street and 
connect cyclists to other key bicycle routes, providing better access to 
other parts of Yarra and the CBD.

Major improvements proposed include:

    * upgrading the traffic signals at Gipps and Nicholson streets to
      give cyclists a 'head start'
    * creating a new shared path through the green space at the end of
      Bath Street, Abbotsford, and
    * building a centre median island in Trenerry Crescent to make it
      easier for southbound cyclists to turn right into Bath Street.
    * Council is investigating whether the proposed median island might
      affect parking spaces in the area. Council will consult with
      residents in this area if there is any expected impact on parking.

Other upgrades will better define the route for cyclists, by painting 
line markings, establishing lane makers (a raised rubber separator 
between the bike lane and the road) and installing new signage to help 
cyclists navigate the route. These minor upgrades won't affect on-street 
parking arrangements or access to homes.

The map below shows the main improvements that are proposed for the 
route. Some additional upgrades may also be made.

Clifton Hill - Abbotsford proposed bicycle route (641.34kB)

In February 2011, Council will undertake more detailed consultation and 
residents will be asked to provide input into projects happening near 
their homes.

Further information
Alistair McDonald
Bicycle Strategy Project Manager
9205 5737


Yarra Bicycle Users Group
PO Box 253
Clifton Hill VIC 3068

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