Gold is part of Collingwood, and is designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #10, bounded by Alexandra Parade, Hoddle Street, Johnston Street, and Smith Street.

Image credit: City of Yarra, Google Maps.

Context

Gold 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.

Image credit: VicRoads

Within the neighbourhood, north-south movement can occur on Wellington Street, which is calmed to 30 km/h and has protected bicycle lanes. 

30 km/h zone

Gold is within the 30 km/h zone trialled by the City of Yarra.

30 km/h trial zone and control zone. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Previous review

Gold was last assessed in 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 better footpaths, bicycle paths, more trees, pocket parks or street closures.

LATM plan from 2015. Image credit: City of Yarra.

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