Proposal to allow two-way bike traffic on some one-way streets

These changes will allow people riding to travel in the opposite direction to motor vehicle traffic, which will still be one-way.

Project Status: Closed

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Why we’re doing this

Our planned changes will make it easier for people riding to avoid busy roads and make trips on quiet, low-traffic streets.

We’ve already made these changes to around 40 one-way streets across our local area and they’ve proven to be safe and effective.

What we’re doing

We recently looked at all one-way streets in our local area to see where two-way bike access would be beneficial and could be safely introduced.

We looked for quiet streets that aligned with our bike network and allowed good visibility for people driving and riding.

We’ve identified 159 suitable streets across 24 suburbs.

Proposed streets for two-way bike access

Road rules applying to affected streets

When two-way bike traffic is introduced, people riding and driving must keep to the left-hand side of the road. If the road is narrow, one party will need to pull over to allow the other to pass safely.

Work required

A small amount of new road marking and some signs will be used to make these changes. There will be very little disruption to street traffic.

Work on these changes is expected to be completed in late 2022.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 29 September 2022.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.

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