Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Port Phillip moves to park pop-up bike lane trial

City of Port Phillip Council will write to the Victorian Department of Transport to request an immediate end to what it says are dangerous pop-up bike trials on local roads.

At its December meeting, Councillors considered a report from the Traffix Group, an independent and expert group of consultants on bike lane designs, on the adverse impacts of the temporary cycle lands.

Council also acknowledged resident concerns about the safety of the temporary bicycle infrastructure located in Westbury Street, St Kilda East and noted residents have advocated for the removal of these pop-up bike lane treatments.

The Council resolved to write to the Department to request an immediate end to the lane trials on Westbury Street, St Kilda East and the removal of concrete barriers northbound on Marine Parade, along with the removal of speed humps, bollards, concrete blocks, and yellow lines at those locations and also in Westbury Street, St Kilda East and the intersection of Brighton Rd with Dickens Street

The Council says it will also request that the Department conduct thorough consultation with the residents of the City of Port Phillip prior to any new bike lane infrastructure in the municipality.

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