Collingwood is designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #12, bounded by Johnston Street, Hoddle Street, Victoria Parade, and Smith Street.
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.
Collingwood can become safer and more attractive to live in if the whole area becomes a 30 km/h superblock.