The continued lack of a south-bound bike crossing linking Napier Street, Fitzroy, and Lansdowne Street, East Melbourne, is very frustrating. For that matter, the lack of any intersection across Victoria Parade in that area that is safe for bikes is a problem.
At the moment the only legal way to cross over to Lansdowne Street from the bottom of Napier is to dismount and push your bike across two pedestrian crossings to get to the bike box in the median area for right-turning cars. Even then, the traffic light sequence doesn’t allow bikes to go forward until the cars turning right onto Lansdowne from Victoria Parade get a green light.
The whole set-up pits cyclists, pedestrians and cars against one another.
VicRoads has been promising a south-bound bike crossing at that intersection for years but nothing has happened.