Woodland Street, Essendon

We have improved safety for bike riders, pedestrians and road users of all abilities on Woodland Street, Essendon.

These works were completed as part of the Walking and Cycling Upgrade 2 Program – a program that seeks to better connect our suburbs with accessible paths, better crossings and safer streets.

Project Update - August 2023

Safety improvement works on Woodland Street between Napier Street and Pascoe Avenue, Essendon, are now complete.

This upgrade has:

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

We thank the community for their patience whilst we delivered these important safety improvements.

About the project

As part of this project, we have:

  • extended the existing bicycle lane from the Napier Street/Woodland Street intersection through to the entry/exit ramp at Strathmore Station
  • installed bicycle priority boxes at the Woodland Street/Napier Street intersection to support the strategic cycling corridor routes
  • installed green bicycle pavement marking at locations where vehicles interact with bike riders at the angled reverse car parks and at the side streets along Woodland Street
  • added line-marking bicycle separation of 0.6m between the bicycle lane and car parking
  • installed concrete centre medians with tree plantings and landscaping to narrow the road and encourage safer speeds
  • installed kerb outstands, pram ramps, zebra crossings, and specific safety and accessibility improvements for pedestrians of varied abilities
  • implemented a consistent speed limit of 40km/h on the section between The Crossway and Woodvale Grove.
Woodland Street Essendon from Napier St to Pascoe Vale Road Map 

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Before and After 3D sliders

  1. East Before/ After: Woodland Street facing Napier Street intersection (east)
  2. Facing Napier Before/ After: Woodland Street facing Napier Street intersection (west)
  3. 2nd Direction Before/ After: Woodland Street outside St Vincent De Paul Primary School (east)
  4. Close Up Before/ After: Woodland Street outside St Vincent De Paul Primary School (close up)
  5. Pascoe Before/ After: Looking towards Woodland St and Amelia Ave
  6. Amelia Before/ After: Looking towards Amelia Ave and Pascoe Ave
Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact us by email at [email protected].

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