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Plans put on hold to partially close Cecil St at South Melbourne Market

Plans put on hold to partially close Cecil St at South Melbourne Market

June 5th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A plan to permanently close a suburban street to traffic next to the South Melbourne Market will be held off following objections from the community.   


New crossings; tree islands proposed under council street safety study

November 7th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has flagged new raised crossings in various locations around Southbank, as well as a series of “tree islands” along Kavanagh St in a bid to improve pedestrian safety.

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New audio warning for illegal footpath riders in e-scooter crackdown

September 6th, 2023 - David Schout

New “in-app communication” trial on Swanston and Elizabeth streets sees e-scooters telling off their non-compliant riders.

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Less space for cars, more for pedestrians in plan to “rebalance” city streets

June 7th, 2023 - David Schout

Southbankers walking into the CBD may soon be battling with less cars under a new plan for the city’s streets.

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Footpath works take shape on City Rd-Power St intersection  

May 10th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A major overhaul of the notorious City Rd-Power St intersection is almost complete with the laying of bluestone paving on the expanded City Rd footpath being one of the final expected stages.  

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Speeding bikes and scooters see more than 1100 sign petition calling for greater pedestrian safety measures

May 10th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

More than 1100 residents have signed a petition calling for greater safety measures to be implemented for pedestrians as the number of electric vehicles on footpaths increases.

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Council lagging behind on 44km bike lane goal

May 10th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne isn’t on track to reach its goal of installing 44km of protected bike lanes by mid-2024.

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Safety overhaul nears completion at dangerous intersection

February 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A major safety upgrade of the notorious City Rd-Power St intersection is nearing completion with works expected to finish by the end of March.

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New bike lanes on St Kilda Rd, Princes Bridge complete

December 7th, 2022 - David Schout

Cyclists travelling up St Kilda Rd and into the CBD can now do so separated from cars, after kerb-high barriers were installed along the key route.

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Plans finalised to overhaul dangerous Power St-City Rd intersection, but community still holds concerns

July 6th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Much-anticipated designs to upgrade the notorious City Rd-Power St intersection have been finalised which the state government maintains will “work for every road user”.

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Council looks to solve “really difficult” Queens Bridge traffic issues

July 6th, 2022 - David Schout

Queensbridge St is Melbourne’s most-complained about thoroughfare since the introduction of separated bike lanes, and the City of Melbourne has proposed ways to ensure a smoother traffic flow across the river.

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Getting into the cyclist mindset

July 6th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

A council engineer once said that cyclists were like water – give them a path and they’ll flow down it.

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Residents’ fears of trucks using notorious City Rd intersection grows after traffic pole knocked over

May 11th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Southbank’s two residents’ groups will hold talks with the Department of Transport (DoT) over the troublesome City Rd-Power St intersection after another truck collided with a traffic pole in April.

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Council pushes government to fund remaining City Rd projects

April 7th, 2022 - David Schout

The state government should “fully fund” outstanding projects in the City Road Master Plan according to the City of Melbourne, as the council pushes the Andrews Government to deliver ahead of a state election in November.

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Privately-owned scooter riders rally after their “main method of micro transport” is taken away

April 7th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Southbank residents who have been warned by police not to use their private electric scooters have expressed their frustration, accusing e-scooter trial users of “riding for fun, breaking the rules.”

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Authorities get tough on oBike

June 5th, 2018 - David Schout

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has lost its patience with bike-share company oBike, empowering the City of Melbourne to hit the company with penalties of $3000 for every dumped or damaged bike it fails to collect.

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An unwinnable competition

May 7th, 2018 - Sean Car

The state government’s integrity has again been called to question over its handling of its Metro Tunnel station naming competition.

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