Update on Pop-Up Bike Lanes

City of Port Phillip
The below resolution was passed at the 8 December ordinary Council meeting in relation to the Department of Transport (DoT) pop-up bike lanes program in Port Phillip:

That Council:

  1. Notes the Traffix Group report (G32421R-01C, October 2022) was prepared by an independent and expert group of consultants on bike lane design and reports on the adverse impacts of the temporary Pop-Up Bike Lane treatments at locations within the City of Port Phillip. Which are representative of all the Pop-Up Bike Lanes installed across the Municipality.
  2. Acknowledges resident concerns about the safety of the temporary bicycle infrastructure located in Westbury Street, St Kilda East and notes residents have advocated for the removal of these pop-up bike lane treatments.
  3. Writes to the Department of Transport and requests that they immediately end the pop-up bike trials on Westbury Street, St Kilda East and remove the concrete barriers northbound on Marine Parade.
  4. Acknowledges that four Victorian election candidates for the seat of Albert Park who participated at a community forum on 10 November 2022 committed to removing all or some of the Pop-Up Bike Lanes.
  5. Writes to DoT and requests that they immediately implement the recommendations in the report with regards to the removal of the Pop-Up Bike Lane treatments. Including all speed humps, bollards, concrete blocks, and yellow lines at those locations and also in Westbury Street, St Kilda East and the intersection of Brighton Rd with Dickens Street. Specifically, Council requests DoT to remove the following treatments:
  • Marine Parade Kerb Separated Bicycle Lanes in consultation with Council
  • Marine Parade/intersection with Wordsworth Street, Thackeray Street, Meredith Street, Marine Ave.
  • Richardson Street/Withers Street
  • Deakin Street/Loch Street/York Street
  • Lyons Street/Bridge Street/Esplanade West
  • McGregor Street/Park Road & Page Street
  • Reinstate Brighton Road and Dickens Street intersection similar to neighbouring roads at Hennessy Ave and Milton Street
  1. Acknowledges and thanks the DoT for its efforts to date in working collaboratively with Council to implement Council resolutions, which seek to address community concerns regarding the Pop-Up Bike Lane Infrastructure in the municipality.
  2. Requests that the DoT conducts thorough consultation with the residents of the City of Port Phillip prior to any new bike lane infrastructure in the City of Port Phillip.

    Council Officers will work to implement this decision.

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