Option 3: One-way protected bike paths on each side of High street

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.

Car parking

  • 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.

Street amenity/beautification

  • 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.

Traffic movement

  • 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.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 14 May 2019