NEWS (26 Oct): Works commence on Exhibition Street bike lanes

Construction works to fix a missing link in Melbourne’s protected bike lane network will commence this month, with protected bike lanes being introduced along Exhibition Street, between Flinders and Bourke streets.

Exhibition Street is a key bike route connecting northern suburbs to the central city and the river trails to the south.

The Stage One upgrade will see 900 metres of continuous protected bike lanes installed to replace the existing painted peak period-only bike lanes, and address sections of road where there are currently no bike lanes.

Stage Two of the project will commence in 2021, and will see protected bike lanes installed between Bourke and La Trobe streets, as well as new expanded forecourt areas in front of the Comedy Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre.

The new bike lanes will connect to Melbourne's existing bike lane network as part of a corridor between Carlton North and the Yarra River-Birrarung. This project will provide a safe, efficient, sustainable transport alternative that will support physical distancing and get the city moving again when restrictions are eased.


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