Collingwood is a residential neighbourhood, with declared arterials on three boundaries (north, south and east). To the west, Smith Street is the local shopping street, and is not a declared arterial. Within the neighbourhood, north-south movement can occur on Wellington Street, which is calmed to 30 km/h and has protected bicycle lanes.
East-west movement can occur on Langridge Street, which has painted bicycle lanes.
30 km/h zone
Collingwood is just south of the 30 km/h zone trialled by the City of Yarra.
Collingwood was last assessed in 2014-2015. Back then they were called called ‘Local Area Traffic Management’ not ‘Local Area Place Making’. LAPM reviews are a once in a decade opportunity to persuade Council to invest decent money in infrastructure such as a 30 km/h zone, better footpaths, bicycle paths, trees, pocket parks or street closures.
Crash on Stanley Street
A person on a bike was struck by a person driving a car, while on Stanley Street near Oxford Street. We can reduce the likelihood of such crashed occuring in the future if we expand the 30 km/h trial area to include all of Fitzroy and Collingwood, as council is proposing.
Collingwood can become safer and more attractive to live in if the whole area becomes a 30 km/h Low Traffic Neighbourhood.
Your local champion for Collingwood LAPM 12 is Henrietta Ebbs. View our champions on our supporters page.