St Kilda Rd Safety Improvement Study

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has provided $305,000, as part of the Safer Cyclist and Pedestrian Fund, to undertake a study into a safer environment for cyclists, pedestrians, public transport users and motorists. The study area is the 5.2km section of St Kilda Road, between Linlithgow Avenue, Southbank and Carlisle Street, East St Kilda.

Project background

St Kilda Road is an important arterial which connects the CBD with the bayside and south east suburbs. The road, between Linlithgow Avenue and Carlisle Street, allows for cars, trucks and bicycles as well as trams and buses. It also has parking within the central and outer carriageways for local residents and businesses. 

Approximately 3,000 cyclists travel along St Kilda Road between Linlithgow Avenue and Carlisle Street per day, making it one of the busiest cycling commuter routes in Melbourne.

The aim of the study is to identify likely options and improvements to create a safer road environment for cyclists, pedestrians, public transport users and motorists.

St Kida Road Safety Improvement Study - Information update August 2016 [PDF 794Kb]

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There were 122 crashes or incidents involving cyclists along St Kilda Road, during a five year period ending in December 2015, with 33 resulting in serious injuries. In the same period there were 74 crashes or incidents with pedestrians, with 33 serious injuries and two lives lost on the road.

Over a third of the cyclist crashes were as a result of ‘dooring’, which occurs when drivers or passengers in parked cars suddenly open their door in the path of passing cyclists. Another significant contributor was a ‘side swipe’, where a turning vehicle would veer into cyclists when attempting to turn off/on St Kilda Road. 

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Download the information update [PDF 775kb]

Have your say

Six community information sessions were held between August 31 and September 3 to gather feedback from all road users, residents and businesses on St Kilda Road.

We also used sponsored Facebook posts, flyer handouts, newspaper advertising and letterbox drops alongside our interactive map to inform the community and gather additional feedback. The feedback we have collected will be collated and be made available soon. 

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected] 

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