Clifton Hill to Abbotsford Bicycle Route
In mid 2011, Council constructed a new bicycle route that connects Heidelberg Road in Clifton Hill with Gipps Street in Abbotsford.
The route provides a separated road space for cyclists that connects cyclists to other key bicycle routes and provides better access to other parts of Yarra and the CBD.
The project cost $280,000.
The majority of work involved painting line markings to create better definition along the route. Traffic treatments were also installed at several locations to provide greater separation between cyclists and vehicles.
The map below shows some of the major works along the route. Please note that some works are yet to be completed.
Clifton Hill - Abbotsford proposed bicycle route (641.34kB)
Major works that have been completed include:
- Construction of a pathway through Bath Street Reserve, Abbotsford to provide a direct bike link between Bath Street and Trenerry Crescent. Flexible bollards were installed to prevent vehicles from driving on the pathway.
- Construction of a median island on Trenerry Crescent, adjacent to Bath Street Reserve to provide a refuge for cyclists and pedestrians crossing Trenerry Crescent. Ten parking spaces were removed to provide for the island and a bike lane and traffic lane, and new line marking was installed to define the bike lane from the traffic lane.
Existing curb extension created into a small traffic island at Yambla Street and Wright Street, Clifton Hill.
New bike path constructed at Spensley Street and Dwyer Street, Clifton Hill to provide more direct access between Dwyer Street road closures.
Line marking along some areas of the route is yet to be completed.
Residents have also been asked to provide feedback on a proposal to install energy-efficient street lights at three locations in Yambla Street, Clifton Hill. The lights would make this part of the route safer by providing greater illumination for cyclists.
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Bicycle Strategy Project Manager