Pop-up Bike Lanes

We’re installing 100 kilometres of new and improved bike routes across key inner-Melbourne suburbs to make it easier and safer for people to ride to and from the CBD.

Cyclist along a bike laneAbout the project

As we start to return to work and other activities, more people are taking up healthy, affordable and sustainable ways to commute to and from the CBD. This $13 million investment will deliver improved active transport links, to help relieve congestion on our road and transport networks.

We’re progressively planning and rolling out the new pop up bike lanes across inner city areas within local Council areas including:

  • Maribyrnong
  • Moonee Valley
  • Moreland
  • Melbourne
  • Darebin
  • Yarra
  • Stonnington 
  • Port Phillip

Pop up bike lanes map Dec 2020We are developing the new pop-up bike lanes with local Councils to ensure they best fit local needs. We will install a combination of pop-up bike lanes on busy roads, new signage and markings along quieter streets and improved access to our off-road bike network similar to initiatives seen in Paris, London and Sydney. The pop-up bike lanes support more people to ride their bikes on the network, and connect key bike riding routes.

The pop-up bike lanes will be approved for a fixed period of time still to be determined and will be removed or converted to permanent routes if they are successful, however this will require further funding.

Heidelberg Road pop-up bike lanes

We’re starting with the Heidelberg Road Link in December as this will improve connections to existing bike routes. It fixes a key gap in the network across Merri Creek, making it safer and more direct for over 80,000 residents who live within five minutes, to ride to work, school and local Council areas of Darebin and Banyule. It will also provide improved options to people who live along the Hurstbridge train line. 

Get involved

Our travel patterns will change and adjust as we head towards a COVID-Normal. To support this and be flexible and responsive, the project will be monitoring feedback and performance of the lanes.

We have a lot of passion, expertise and knowledge of the road network that helps to inform our decisions, but local knowledge is invaluable and will help us to identify where improvements are needed along the pop up lanes, to improve safety outcomes for all road users. 

Some examples of things we may be able to do as a result of this feedback include:

  • Adjustments to bollard placement, signage or road markings to improve safety or access issues 
  • Measures to help people understand how to safely get around using the new road layout.
  • Providing links to interest groups and local Council’s for people to gain skills and confidence in riding.

View our online map to make a comment or complete the survey.

View the map here

You can also sign up to receive updates directly to your inbox, or email us at [email protected]

For all urgent on road hazards, call 13 11 70.

Project timeline
Dates Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming
October-December 2020 Planning & design Current
December 2020- June 2021 Progressive roll out of pop up lanes and engagement (starting with Heidelberg Rd link) across inner city areas Upcoming
June 2021 to mid 2022 Ongoing monitoring and engagement  Upcoming

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