Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Following on from community consultation early last year, the City is giving the community another opportunity to provide comments on the Better Bike Connections project plans for Moorabool, Carr and Gheringhap streets.
The community is invited to provide feedback on the designs by 4 March 2019. The designs will be taken to Council in April.
See the plans and provide comments.
The City will have a booth set up on Moorabool Street (between the Senior Citizens Centre and GMHBA Stadium) where anyone can come and ask questions on:
• Thursday 14 February 8am – 12noon
• Saturday 16 February 9am – 1pm
• Tuesday 19 February 11am – 3pm
Moorabool Street (between Carr Street and Barwon Terrace)
In response to traders’ concerns regarding the loss of 47 all-day parking spaces on the western side of Moorabool Street (next to Kardinia Park), the City has confirmed plans to help offset this by creating other all-day spaces within close proximity to Moorabool Street.
Reconfiguring parking on nearby Carr and Balliang streets will create 31 other all-day spaces. The City is also progressing plans to seal a section of Kardinia Park as well as mark out other all-day car parks (near the Senior Citizens Centre), which will create more spaces in this area.
Other changes to the original plans in response to community feedback include:
• Retaining right-turning traffic movement from Moorabool Street into the eastern side of Little Fyans Street (except during morning peak times).
• Relocating the bus stop so that there will be will be more car parks within close proximity of local businesses in the section of Moorabool Street between Fyans Street and Barwon Terrace.
The City received a $4.7 million grant from the TAC’s Safer Pedestrian and Cyclist Fund to create two cycling connections to make it safer and easier for everyone to ride to work, shops, school, services and other places.
Gheringhap, Carr and Moorabool streets were assessed, amongst other options, as best meeting the project’s key criteria of safety, direct access, connectivity and transport planning for the southern link route.
Cr Bruce Harwood - Mayor:
We want to hear from traders, residents and everyone affected by the plans for this section of the southern link route. This is your chance to provide your comments on the plans before they come before Council for a decision in April.