Flemington Road pedestrian safety improvements

We’re improving safety along Flemington Road in North Melbourne as part of Towards Zero.

The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion into Towards Zero, a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15% on Victoria’s roads.

More specifically, $100 million is being allocated to making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Update

Works are expected to commence March 2018 and expected to be completed by late 2018.

Background

Around 43,000 cars and other vehicles travel along Flemington Road every day.  It’s home to the Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Park, and a popular area for cyclists and pedestrians.

From 2011-2016, there were 40 crashes along Flemington Road between Abbotsford Street and the Harker Street/Gatehouse Street intersection, with 68% of crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists.

Most of these crashes took place at the following intersections:

  • Flemington Road and Harker Street/Gatehouse Street (21 crashes, 53%)
  • Flemington Road and Abbotsford Street (six crashes, 15%)
  • Flemington Road and the Royal Children’s Hospital entrance (four crashes, 10%).

Based on pedestrian fatal and serious injury crash data, Flemington Road is one of 87 pedestrian injury hotspots we have identified across Victoria.

Details

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • changing the timing of traffic lights to give cyclists and pedestrians a head start at all three intersections
  • closing the slip lane on Harker Street turning left onto Flemington Road and improving bicycle movement at this intersection
  • improving pedestrian safety around Royal Children’s Hospital
  • new line markings guiding drivers to the far-left lane when turning left from Abbotsford Street onto Flemington Road
 Bike and pedestrian map for Flemington Road pedestrian safety improvements

View a larger version of the Flemington Road North Melbourne Road Safety Improvements Map [PDF 65Kb]

Get in touch 

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

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