Extending the Wellington Street bike lanes

 

We are extending the existing protected bike lanes on Wellington Street in Collingwood to provide a safer and better connected journey for cyclists, as part of Towards Zero.

The extended bike lanes will run from Gipps Street to Johnston Street. This will complete the protected bike lanes which already go from Victoria Parade to Gipps Street.

What we are constructing

The bicycle lanes, often referred to as Copenhagen lanes, will improve safety and comfort for cyclists by completely separating them from road traffic. On the east side of Wellington Street, the Copenhagen bicycle lane will be separated by a row of parking bays, raised concrete islands and garden beds.

On the west side, the lane will be separated by raised concrete islands. The signalised pedestrian crossing near Napoleon Street will be upgraded and there will also be a number of traffic calming measures introduced along the street.

Timeline for these works 

Construction is intended to start in May 2019 and will take approximately 4 months to complete. We are currently in the tendering phase of the project. 

How we will minimise disruptions 

We will be working with the construction contractor to try and minimise disruptions to businesses and residents.

The construction will be done in phases along the strip so that the whole area is not impacted at the same time.

We will provide more information on construction in March/April 2019.

More information

If you would like more information or want to provide any feedback, please contact Peter Eckersley, Senior Active Transport Project Officer, on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au.