City of Melbourne is undertaking a study to identify a range of pedestrian improvement projects to be constructed in Kensington and North Melbourne.
In 2022, we worked with transport engineering consultants from Trafficworks to analyse five years worth of pedestrian and traffic data, including vehicle speeds, crashes and vehicle and pedestrian volumes. We also reviewed 10 years' worth of community feedback.
Between June and October 2022, we ran a series of community reference groups in Kensington and North Melbourne to gain detailed community insights and determine priority pedestrian improvement projects.
So far, the study has identified the following key issues across the two neighborhoods:
- Lack of pedestrian crossings.
- Footpath condition and connectivity issues.
- High vehicle speeds on local roads.
- Vehicles using local roads as short-cuts to avoid congestion on arterial roads.
The community reference groups were asked if these issues matched their experiences, and which pedestrian improvement projects they would like to see implemented.
We would now like to hear from the whole community whether the pedestrian improvement projects identified will maximise community safety and benefit.
Consultation closed 20 March 2023.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Community reference groups to identify key issues and pedestrian improvement projects
June to September 2022
Timeline item 2 - complete
21 February to 20 March 2023
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Finalise plans in consideration of community feedback
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
Commence works on priority projects
2023-24 financial year