Bikes and cars are separated. There are protected bike lanes on both sides of the street, on-street parking is removed, there are wider footpaths and there is potential to more than double the number of street trees.
Cycling/pedestrian activity and safety
- Bikes and cars are separated for improved safety.
- To improve pedestrian safety and access to shops/businesses:
- Existing pedestrian crossing at Belmont Library to remain, but in the form of a wide, flat speed bump.
- Two new pedestrian crossings (without signals): one between Aldi and Westpac and the other between Bike Power and Noodle Canteen.
- All on-street car parking to be removed:
- Roslyn Road to Regent Street: approximately 43 car parks to car parks to be removed.
- Regent Street to Mt Pleasant Road: approximately 40 car parks to car parks to be removed.
- Cars to be directed (through improved signage) to off-street car parks.
- Both footpaths to be widened by up to 1.5 metres to support on-street activities, such as al fresco dining to help boost the area’s appeal as a destination for shopping, dining and services.
- Provides an opportunity to more than double the number of trees on High Street to create a more leafy, village feel.
- Right turning lanes on High Street to be removed but cars would still be able to turn right into car parks and streets.
- 40 kilometre per hour speed limit to remain in place from 7:00am to 7:00pm on High Street, between Roslyn Road and Mount Pleasant Road.
A full set of plans are attached below.