The Victorian Government has committed $30.5 million to build new bike lanes that physically separate drivers and cyclists to make St Kilda Road safer.
The St Kilda Road Bike Lanes project will involve:
- building separated kerbside bike lanes with bike markings along St Kilda Road
- installing coloured bike lane surfacing at conflict points, and bike boxes and bike lanterns at traffic light intersections to provide better visibility and priority movement for cyclists
- modifying traffic signals to provide additional priority for cyclists
- removing kerb outstands to allow for continuous bike lanes
- resurfacing existing bike lanes to improve safety and comfort
- construction of DDA-compliant pedestrian crossings at some key intersections.
Work will commence in mid-September 2022 and be completed by late 2023.
St Kilda Road is Victoria’s busiest tram corridor and one of Melbourne’s most active cycling routes. It’s also one of the most dangerous for cyclists.
We're improving safety for the 3,500 cyclists that currently use St Kilda Road each day by eliminating the risk of being struck by car doors and reducing the risk of crashes.
Building better, safer bike lanes on St Kilda Road will:
- improve safety for the 3,500 cyclists that currently use St Kilda Road each day
- encourage more people to take up cycling, thereby easing congestion on busy St Kilda Road, reducing vehicle emissions and freeing up capacity on public transport
- create stronger connections between major activity centres in Melbourne’s inner south and the CBD
- create an estimated 134 direct and 182 indirect jobs during construction.