Victoria Parade is an east-west street between Nicholson Street and Hoddle Street, forming the southern boundary of the neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood. Heading east over Hoddle Street the name changes to Victoria Street.

Victoria Parade location. Image credit: Apple Maps, highlight from Streets Alive Yarra.

Victoria Parade is a nominated arterial, which means it is managed by the Department of Transport and Planning (not council), but it isn’t a Preferred Traffic Route.

Preferred Traffic Routes in Yarra. Source: VicRoads.

Victoria Parade hosts a bus lane and trams, as well as trees in a centre median.

Victoria Parade layout, with a bus lane, trees, and trams. Image credit: Apple Maps.

Suggested improvements

Victoria Parade can be improved by:

  • reducing the number of vehicle lanes,
  • protecting the bike lanes, and
  • improving the signal priority for pedestrians and cyclists at intersections, e.g. at the intersection of Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street a person walking needs to stop and wait at three locations.

Local champion

Your local champion for Victoria Parade is Charlotte George, Yarra resident. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.

We have lived in our current house on Victoria Parade for 2 1/2 years, and before that I lived in various other parts of Yarra on and off for 20 years. We have such a strong community here, and the more we can do to make our streets livable and safe the better that community will be. Our household doesn’t own a car, which is only possible because of our excellent public transport connections, but I think we can be more ambitious with how we encourage walking and cycling around inner Melbourne. I’m happy to support Streets Alive Yarra.

Charlotte George