Bikes and cars are separated. Two-way bike lane forms part of the footpath on the western side, there is reduced on-street parking staggered across both sides, and there is potential to double the number of street trees.
Cycling/pedestrian activity and safety
- Bikes and cars are separated for improved safety.
- To improve pedestrian safety and access to shops/businesses:
- Existing pedestrian crossing at Belmont Library to remain, but in the form of a wide, flat speed bump.
- Two new pedestrian crossings (without signals): one between Aldi and Westpac and the other between Bike Power and Noodle Canteen.
- On-street car parking to be staggered across both sides of the road:
- Roslyn Road to Regent Street: parking alternates from one side of the street to the other. 43 existing parks would be reduced to approximately 27.
- Regent Street to Mt Pleasant Road: All parking on eastern side to be rstrongoved. 40 existing parks would be reduced to approximately 26.
- Cars to be directed (through improved signage) to off-street car parks.
- Provides an opportunity to double the number of trees on High Street to create a more lush and leafy environment.
- Right turning lanes on High Street to be removed but cars would still be able to turn right into car parks and streets.
- 40 kilometre per hour speed limit to remain in place from 7:00am to 7:00pm on High Street, between Roslyn Road and Mount Pleasant Road.
*Impacts are the same for options 2A and 2B
A full set of plans are attached below.