Wellington Street Copenhagen bicycle lanes
Yarra’s first separated bicycle lanes on Wellington Street, Collingwood - from Victoria Parade to Gipps Street - opened in July 2015.
The lanes, sometimes referred to as ‘Copenhagen lanes’, improve safety for cyclists by providing physical separation between the bicycle lane and traffic lane.
The project is part of a broader strategy to improve the connectivity, comfort, attractiveness and safety of cycling infrastructure across Yarra. It is listed as a high priority in the Yarra Bicycle Strategy 2010 – 2015.
Construction of the lanes began in mid-March 2015 and cost approximately $650,000.
In order to construct the lanes, nine parking spaces were removed from the east side of Wellington Street and 48 spaces were removed from the west side.
The lanes are open to cyclists, however people may notice works continuing in the area to remove old line markings.
Additional works to paint the bicycle lanes green is likely to occur in mid-August, once the new asphalt has settled.
Council encourages cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to take extra care in the area while people adjust to the new conditions.
Motorists especially are reminded not to drive or park in the bicycle lane.
For more information about road rules in relation to bike lanes, please visit the VicRoads website.
For more information about the project, visit the Copenhagen bicycle lanes on Wellington Street FAQs page.
A cross-section of the Wellington Street design appears below:
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Bicycle Strategy Project Manager