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Initiative 3

Improve bicycle safety along main roads and intersections through the implementation of on-road cycle infrastructure treatments which respond to the existing road corridor environment.

Initiative 3 is in line with our guiding principles of:

  • Connected and complete bicycle network

  • Safe bicycle riding experience.

We are exploring ways to improve bicycle safety along main roads and intersections. Our preference is to have barrier kerbing to separate bicycle lanes along main roads. However, we will need to look at the most suitable options for each site. In some locations, barrier kerbing may not be possible.  

We are also exploring:

  • mountable separation kerbing, for example low-profile yellow coloured rubber kerbing
  • vibra-line – linemarking similar to a rumble strip where it makes a dull noise and vibration if someone drives over it
  • painted bike lanes
  • green pavement
  • signage
  • linemarking
  • removing car parking in higher risk areas
  • changing car parking times in some areas. People could park their car during off-peak times, but they would not be allowed to park their car during peak times. This will give bicycle riders more space on the roads when there is heavy traffic. 

We will need approval from the Department of Transport for any works that affect state-managed roads.

A bike path protecting by kerbing along a road

Actions to support Initiative 3

  • Develop concepts and advocate to the Victorian Government for bicycle safety improvements on roads managed by the Department of Transport in Boroondara.
  • Develop concepts and advocate to the Victorian Government for on-road bicycle lanes (including physical separation where possible) and safer intersection treatments along some roads managed by the Department of Transport. Consider removing or banning car parking along some main roads to improve safety, particularly at the highest section of a road and/or during peak travel times.
  • Provide bicycle safety improvements on major and collector roads that Council manages.
  • Upgrade existing on-road bicycle lanes (including physical separation where possible) and provide safer intersection treatments along some Council-managed major and collector roads. Consider removing or banning car parking along some main roads to improve safety, particularly at crests and/or during peak travel times.