Le Grand Shepparton is moving towards improving cycling infrastructure
A safer and more connected cycle corridor is the goal of the suggested improvements for Corio, Graham and Monash streets in Shepparton.
Victoria Regional Roads and Greater Shepparton City Council are supporting work initially identified in the Council’s 2013 cycling strategy.
Council Director of Sustainable Development Geraldine Christou said the improvements have altered traffic flows to improve safety and access for cyclists.
âA safer cycling network encourages our community to be active and can change attitudes towards alternative transportation. The more people choose to cycle instead of driving, it helps reduce carbon emissions, âsaid Ms. Christou.
Graham, Corio and Monash streets allow cyclists access to Shepparton’s CBD, residential areas, and health and education facilities, and vehicle speed limits will be reduced to 40 km / h.
New baffles on Graham Street aim to encourage motorists to drive slowly and carefully when sharing the road with cyclists. This will require the removal of parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the baffles.
Curbs and speed cushions to slow traffic will require the removal of certain parking spaces on Corio and Monash streets.
A separate bike path will be added on Corio St from Nixon St to Knight St.
There will also be symbols on the road, refreshed line markings and intersections highlighted with green pavement to remind motorists that they are sharing the road with cyclists.
Regional Roads Victoria invites feedback on planned improvements and comments or questions can be sent to [emailÂ protected]