Woodland Street, Essendon

The Victorian Government is investing $3.5 million to improve the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and road users of all abilities on Woodland Street, Essendon, through the Walking and Cycling Upgrade 2 Program.

This is part of a $15.3 million program to better connect our suburbs with accessible paths, better crossings and safer streets.

About the project

We are planning to upgrade the bicycle path and improve access for pedestrians with new safety treatments on Woodland Street between Napier Street and Pascoe Avenue.

This upgrade will:

  • improve safety and access for people bike riding through Woodland Street
  • provide new zebra crossings, making it safer for people walking, especially school children, to access schools, homes, shops and public transport
  • encourage safer speeds for vehicles travelling through Woodland Street.

What are we doing?

Woodland Street Essendon map 

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The proposed works include:

  • Extension of the existing bicycle lane from the Napier Street/Woodland Street intersection through to the entry/exit ramp at Strathmore Train Station
  • Provision of bicycle priority boxes at the Woodland St/Napier St intersection to support the Strategic Cycling Corridor routes
  • Green bicycle pavement marking at locations where vehicles interact with cyclists at the angled reverse parks and side streets along Woodland Street
  • Line marked bicycle separation of 0.5m between bicycle lane and traffic lane
  • New concrete central medians with tree plantings and landscaping to narrow the road and encourage safer speeds
  • Kerb outstands, prams ramps, zebra crossings and threshold treatments on all intersections along this stretch of Woodland Street to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians of varied abilities
  • Consistent speed limit of 40km/h on the section between The Crossway and Woodvale Street
  • Drainage works and road resurfacing to restore the condition of the road. 

Parking removal

In order to deliver these important safety upgrades, with the approval of Moonee Valley City Council, we will be removing  two car parking spaces near Pascoe Avenue and a further four spaces near the intersection of Woodland Street and Napier Street, as shown on the map.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about this project, contact our Project Engineer at [email protected].

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