We’re fast-tracking the delivery of 40 kilometres of kerbside protected bike lanes and pedestrian improvements across the city.
The new bike lanes will connect into Melbourne’s existing bike lane network and provide a safe, efficient, sustainable transport alternative that will support physical distancing and get the city moving again as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
The new lanes are key routes identified in City of Melbourne's Transport Strategy 2030 which was developed with extensive community consultation over 2018 and 2019. The routes are also Strategic Cycling Corridors identified by the Victorian Government.
The Strategy sets Council’s vision for Melbourne to be Australia’s premier bicycle city. More people will be confident to ride with a connected network of safe and protected bicycle lanes and high-quality bicycle parking facilities.
Works to deliver the bike lanes began in late July 2020 and will be delivered in two stages. The first stage is delivering 20 kilometres of protected bike lanes in the central city over a 6 month period. Work on stage two projects started in December 2020 and will continue into early 2021.
This project is being delivered by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government through the $100 million Melbourne City Recovery Fund.
Learn more on the project overview page and tell us what's working well and what can be improved.
You can share feedback by:
- Completing the online survey below.
- Dropping a pin on the interactive map and adding a comment.
Feedback collected will help us to continually identify where improvements are needed in implementing this project. Some examples of things we may be able to change as a result of this feedback include:
- Changing neighbourhood parking controls (for example – changing time limits, operating times and possibly introducing metred parking fees that resident permit holders would be exempt from). These changes can help manage local worker or visitor parking demands and open up more available parking space for residents.
- Small scale infrastructure improvements to improve road safety and access. For example we may be able to adjust the location of some kerbs and islands if necessary.
- Measures to improve road user and bike behaviour – including signage, behaviour change programs, wayfinding and other interventions.
- Providing links and support for people to gain skills and confidence in riding.
Timeline item 1 - active
Stage 1 implementation
Installation of bike lanes across the first priority routes begins.
Timeline item 2 - active
Community feedback collected throughout this time will help us to continually monitor and identify where improvements are needed in implementing this project.
31 August 2020 to April 2021
Timeline item 3 - active
Stage 2 implementation
Installation of stage 2 bike lanes commences. Majority of stage 1 projects complete.
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
Stage 2 complete
40km of new bike lanes delivered.