[YarraBUG-list] Update: City of Yarra to start building Wellington St Copenhagen Lane in 2015

YarraBUG Admin admin at yarrabug.org
Mon Dec 1 18:46:24 AEDT 2014

Dear all,

Here's an long-awaited update (see below) on the Yarra City Council: 
Wellington St Copenhagen Lane Petition we started in 2013.

Today the news has been confirmed that the lanes are scheduled to begin 
construction in 2015.

Yarra City Council: Wellington St Copenhagen Lane Petition

cheers :)

City of Yarra: Wellington Street Copenhagen bicycle lanes


Yarra Council is planning to construct new separated bicycle lanes on 
Wellington Street, Collingwood between Gipps Street and Victoria Parade.

The lanes, often referred to as Copenhagen lanes, improve safety for 
cyclists by separating bicycles from road traffic.

Construction of the new lanes is expected to start in early 2015 and 
will take about 12 weeks to complete.

The project is identified as a priority in the Yarra Bicycle Strategy 
2010 – 2015.
(Link: http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/Sustainable-transport/Bike-strategy/)

Copenhagen design

The lanes will be separated from traffic using raised concrete islands 
on both sides on Wellington Street, as well as a lane of parked cars on 
the east side.

This will result in nine parking spaces being removed from the east side 
of Wellington Street and 48 parking spaces being removed from the west side.

The lanes will look very similar to the Copenhagen lanes on La Trobe 
Street in the City of Melbourne.

Detailed plans for the Wellington Street design appear in the document 
pdf format Wellington Street Copenhagen bicycle lanes - detailed designs 
(963.56 KB)

For more information about the project, visit the Copenhagen bicycle 
lanes on Wellington Street FAQs page.

Further information
Alistair McDonald, Bicycle Strategy Project Manager, 9205 5737
Alistair.McDonald at yarracity.vic.gov.au

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