Belated upate 27/11/2019. On May 19th 2019, Cr Leppert moved “That the Future Melbourne Committee notes the outcome of the study and recommends that Council endorses installation of continuous protected full time bicycle lanes in Exhibition Street in its adoption of the 2019-20 budget.” In priniple there should be no unprotected sections, and the City’s current policy is to run protection up to the stop line, no more skinny lanes at the intersection. The project requires no further Council approval.
The new lanes are now in design and we expect them to be built during 2020. Thanks to everyone who made a submission to Council. Over one hundred submissions were received, which helps to fortify Council in their determination to improve conditions for active transport in the City.
Council will consider recommendations for building protected bike lanes along Exhibition St on Tuesday 7th May 2019.
Please make a submission in support via https://comdigital.wufoo.com/forms/rly4bj60tdagsg/
Agenda Item title: Exhibition Street Bicycles Lanes
Meeting date: 7/5/2019
Future Melbourne Committee.
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Print copies of our leaflet to leave on bikes in your work bike cage: https://bikemelbourne.org/wp-content/bikemelbourne.org/uploads/2019/05/exhibirtion_A4.pdf.
2PM Friday, Recommendation published on Council website at https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Pages/meetings-finder.aspx?type=22&month=05&year=2019&attach=True
12PM Monday, submissions made after this won’t be included in Councillor Briefing
10AM Tuesday, final deadline for submissions.
You can also address the committee meeting, indicate this when you make your submission and your name will be called on the night. If you have experiences on Exhibition St please come and tell your story to the councillors. Your submission can optionally include a powerpoint which will be displayed when you are talking.
From the report:
Existing typical Exhibition Street cross section
Proposed typical mid-block plan