Another road of disappearing bike lanes, Peel St is a major access road into the Central Business District. Here we present a video of the evening peak with our comments.
Note that Peel St is the extension of William St, and is part of the Principal Bike Network, i.e. roads that the State Government considers should have bike lanes. William St was listed in the last Victorian Cycling Strategy to get permanent bike lanes (as opposed to clearway lanes that are in part of William Street now). The BUG is hopeful that the City of Melbourne will move on William St lanes in the near future.
From Latrobe St heading north, William St has bike lanes which disappear at the difficult and dangerous roundable at Dudley St. Alongside the Victoria Market there are no bike lanes, but motor vehicles have one lane for parking and two lanes for traffic, with bikes marginalised in the dangerous door zone of the parked cars.
Bike lanes reappear north of Victoria St.
We ask the State Government to implement the PBN along Peel St to close this gap. Also the roundabout at Dudley St is dangerous for bicycles and should be abolished, replaced by traffic lights.