Safer cycling route for Pascoe Vale

We’re making it safer to ride your bike in Pascoe Vale, with a new 2.6km cycling route and safety upgrade.

The Victorian Government has invested $4.48 million to provide this important upgrade for cyclists and the local community. This project is a part of Towards Zero, a plan to ensure no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads,  

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. 

Details 

This cycling route with travel from Boundary Road, south along Cumberland Road, east along Kent Road and south along Derby Street to O’Hea Street in Pascoe Vale South.  

It will include green bicycle lanes, upgrades to six intersections, raised platforms and marked bike stencils along the route to increase driver awareness of bikes in the area, and

speed cushions to encourage slower vehicle speeds. 

Safer cycling link in Pascoe Vale

Update - June 2020

In June 2020 the Member for Pascoe Vale announced a $2.48 million funding boost to the initial $2 million, to provide local communities with a safer place to ride their bikes. 

In coming weeks, we will be consulting and working with Council and bike groups and expect to be in touch with the community later this year. 

What is being done to protect cyclists? 

We’re continuing to roll our project 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: 

  • Install green pavement between O’Hea and Kent Road – this will remind drivers to take care and check for riders
  • Install bike stencils and raised platforms at the approaches of roundabouts to increase the presence of cyclists in a shared road environment
  • Encourage lower speeds by installing speed cushions
  • Install a new 1.2 meter on-road bicycle lane with green pavement on Cumberland Road between Kent Road and Boundary Road. This will complimented by a speed reduction to 50km/h on this section of Cumberland Road.
  • Provide designated cyclist boxes at the intersection of Boundary Road and Cumberland Road. 

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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