Thu 26 July 2012. Acting Planning Minister Michael O'Brien announced that more than $1 million will be invested on bicycle lanes along Chapel Street,
Mr O'Brien said safety and connectivity are priorities for Melbourne's most popular activities areas.
"These bike lane upgrades are essential to help improve cyclist safety and will improve connections between the Chapel Street Precinct and the wider bike network along the Yarra River.
This funding will provide both cyclists and motorists with a safer road in this popular destination.
"The upgrades will also assist with traffic flow during peak times and will ensure a better ride for cyclists travelling to and from work, school and for recreational purposes," Mr O'Brien said.
Features of the upgrade include:
- Bluestone gutter to be treated to create a smoother surface;
- Intersections will be treated with green surfacing to increase the visibility of cyclists; and
- Intersection of Chapel Street and Alexandra Avenue to be modified to allow cyclists continuous flow access between the off road path and on road bike lanes.