Safer cycling route for Pascoe Vale

This project is 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.

We’ll be making it easier and safer to ride your bike in Pascoe Vale, with an upgraded 2.6km cycling route from Boundary Road to O’Hea Street.

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 route for bike riders through Pascoe Vale.   

Upgrades will include:

  • Green pavement bicycle lanes
  • Upgrades to six intersections
  • Raised safety platforms
  • Marked bike stencils along the route 
  • Speed cushions to encourage slower vehicle speeds. 

Project update - September 2022

This project is due to commence construction on Sunday, 2 October 2022 and will take approximately eight weeks to complete. We’ll notify local residents about any works taking place ahead of time via letter drops and mitigate impacts to the community as much as possible.

As our works are weather dependent, work dates and times are often subject to change. We’ll ensure our website is updated regularly to inform of any changes to work dates.

The majority of works will take place during the day however some night works will be required to minimise disruption to the community. We expect that these works will generate low to medium levels of noise.

Access to residential properties will be maintained at all times and services, such as power and water, should not be impacted. 

Footpaths will remain open, and access will be maintained for people walking and bike riding. 

To keep our workers safe, we may need to have some traffic management on site to allow safe access through the area. 

Please follow signage and allow an extra five minutes travel time. 

Notice of works

Where? Derby Street, Kent Road, and Cumberland Road in Pascoe Vale

When?  Works will take place from Sunday 2 October until late November 2022 between 7pm and 5am. We will carry out works in stages to minimise disruption to the local community.

 

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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 part of the Glenroy to Coburg Cycling Link we’re investing $4.658 million with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to improve safety for bike riders and pedestrians. 

We’ll make the following improvements: 

  • At the intersection of Boundary Road and Cumberland Road we’ll install green bicycle boxes to provide clear space for bike riders, which will increase visibility of people on bikes, and raise driver awareness.
  • On Cumberland Road, we’ll install a new 1.2 metre-wide designated bike lane with green pavement paint at conflict points between Boundary Road and Kent Road. We’ll make the speed safer with a 50km/h speed limit along this section of road.
  • On Kent Road we’ll install speed cushions, bike stencils (often referred to as sharrows) and introduce a safer speed limit of 40km/h.
  • On Derby Street, we’ll install a green pavement bike lane between O’Hea Street and Kent Road and create a calmer street with a new 40km/h speed limit. 
  • At the intersection of Gaffney Street and Derby Street, we’ll provide bicycle boxes and an extended bike lane with green pavement paint.
  • At the intersection of Derby Street and O’Hea Street, we’ll create a connection to Council’s proposed shared use path treatment along O’Hea Street, as well as install bike stencils, raised safety platforms, speed cushions, and upgraded line marking. 
  • At the following roundabouts we’ll provide bike stencils, raised safety platforms and speed cushions to increase driver awareness about people on bikes 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:

  • Improve local connections by addressing the missing cycling link in the Pascoe Vale area 
  • Provide a safer route for bike riders with low interaction with heavy vehicles 
  • Increase driver awareness of bike riders using the Glenroy to Coburg Cycling Link 
  • Encourage more people to ride a bike for short trips in the area, which helps reduce pressure on local roads, improves health, and benefits the environment.  

Glenroy to Coburg Cycling link map 

Improving active transport

Creating safer roads and intersections for pedestrians and bike riders will help save lives and encourage people to use active modes of transport. When pedestrians and bike riders 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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