Safer cycling route for Pascoe Vale

This project is a part of a $22.7 million commitment to connect missing links in Victoria’s walking and cycling network and improve safety for some of our most vulnerable road users.

This upgrade will make it easier and safer to ride your bike in Pascoe Vale, with a new 2.6km cycling route and safety upgrade.

 

Project background 

The Glenroy to Coburg cycling link connects Boundary Road to O’Hea Street via a short section of Cumberland Road, Kent Road and Derby Street, and provides a better connected, safer, lower stress route for cyclists.   

It will include green bicycle lanes, upgrades to six intersections, raised safety platforms and marked bike stencils along the route to increase driver awareness of cyclists in the area, and speed cushions to encourage slower vehicle speeds. 

Glenroy to Coburg Cycling Link 

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Project update – May 2022

We will be engaging with the local community to inform them of the scope of works and benefits of the route.

Construction will commence in mid-2022. 

What we’re doing

We’re continuing to roll out projects across Victoria that will make active transport options like walking and cycling safer, better connected and more accessible. 

As a part of this project, to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians we’re investing $4.48 million to make the following improvements: 

  • At the intersection of Boundary Road and Cumberland Road we’re installing green cyclist boxes to provide clear space for cyclists and to increase visibility of cyclists, and driver awareness.
  • On Cumberland Road, we’re installing a new 1.2 metre-wide designated bike lane with green pavement paint between Boundary Road and Kent Road. We’re making the speed safer with 50km/h speed limit along this section of road.
  • On Kent Road we will slow drivers and create awareness of the presence of cyclists by installing speed humps and bike stencils and by reducing the speed limit to 40km/h.
  • On Derby Street, we will install a green pavement bike lane between O’Hea Street and Kent Road and reduce the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h. 
  • At the intersection of Gaffney Street and Derby Street, we will provide bicycle boxes and extended bike lane with green pavement paint.
  • At the roundabout at the intersection of Derby Street and O’Hea Street, we will establish a connection to Council’s proposed shared path treatment along O’Hea Street, as well as provide bike stencils, raised safety platforms, speed cushions, and upgraded line marking. 
  • At the following roundabouts we will provide bike stencils, raised safety platforms and speed cushions to increase driver awareness on the presence of cyclists and reduce travel speeds:
    • Intersection of Cumberland Road and Kent Road
    • Intersection of Kent Road and Derby Street
    • Intersection of Derby Street and Essex Street.

These improvements will:

  • Increase driver awareness of cyclists with green bicycle lanes, intersections and roundabout safety improvements and marked bike stencils along the route.
  • Provide a low stress route with low interaction with heavy vehicles.
  • Provide the missing link to the cycling routes in the Pascoe Vale area.

Glenroy to Coburg Cycling Link all routes map

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Background 

Creating safer roads and intersections for pedestrians and cyclists will help save lives and encourage people to use active modes of transport. When pedestrians and cyclists are involved in a crash with a vehicle, they’re at a higher risk of being severely injured or killed. 

Cycling is growing in popularity and is a healthy and sustainable mode of transport that reduces traffic congestion and the need for on-road parking space. By 2050, Melbourne’s transport network will need to cater for 10.4 million more trips a day, with a cycleway able to accommodate 1,960 more people an hour than trams.

If we had a better-connected network and more inclusive cycling culture, four in 10 Victorians say they would be encouraged to cycle, or cycle more often, to destinations close to where they live. 

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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