Wellington Street in Collingwood is a north-south access street that is designated as a Strategic Cycling Corridor, and hosts protected bike lanes on its southern section, between Victoria Parade and Johnston Street. It’s not a declared arterial or a Preferred Traffic Route.

Location of Wellington Street, Collingwood. Image credit: Apple Maps, highlight from Streets Alive Yarra.
Protected bike lanes on Wellington Street. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Extension of protected bike lanes

Council is now considering how to make biking safer on the northern section of Wellington Street, between Johnston Street and Queens Parade. In this section, the bike lane is no longer protected, and instead is merely painted in the dooring zone of parked cars.

Wellington Street near Kent Street. Image credit: Apple Maps.

You can have your say on making the northern section of Wellington Street safer for the large numbers of people biking, via Your Say Yarra:

Have your say for Wellington Street. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Our view

Wellington Street can be made safer for people biking in either of two basic ways:

  1. Install protected bike lanes. This requires space to be reallocated, e.g. by removing one lane of on-street parking, and by removing the centre median, or by removing both lanes of on-street parking.
  2. Reduce the volume and speed of cars enough so that people biking can share the lane with people driving. This requires the installation of modal filters, like those on Napier Street.

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

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