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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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