Pop-up cycling infrastructure a welcome addition to Maribyrnong

Published on 09 October 2021

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Maribyrnong City Council welcomes the beginning of the community engagement phase of the State Government’s investment in new and improved cycling routes in Footscray, Seddon and Yarraville, as part of a trial program to make it easier and safer for cyclists to travel within Maribyrnong.

The Department of Transport (DoT) will engage with the community on the installation of 20km of pop-up bicycle lanes on local roads to improve bike riding access and connect journeys between the inner west and Melbourne CBD.

This project is part of a $13 million State Government investment to help relieve congestion and provide an alternative to public transport for those living close to the CBD.

“Council wants to encourage more people to ride to get where they need to go, and this can only be achieved by creating a safe and inviting environment for all riders, especially new riders,” City of Maribyrnong Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke said.

“This project has the potential to support our community to get to work, school, transport connections or to the shops safely, and I encourage everyone to share their thoughts on the trial bicycle facilities with the Department of Transport,” Cr Clarke continued.

Some of the key treatments proposed include bollard separated bike lanes, parking separated bike lanes, green surface treatments and line markings and traffic cushions to improve local streets.

DoT is currently engaging with the community to support the planning of the pop-up routes, and the feedback collected will help inform the designs prior to any installation, which is anticipated towards the end of 2021/beginning of 2022.

To find out more about the proposed plans and to share your thoughts, visit the VicRoads website.