The East-West Greenline on Birmingham and McLister Streets aims to provide a high-quality walking and riding connection from South Kingsville to Spotswood Station, shops and primary school. The project will include extensive greening and water-sensitive design to provide shade in summer and filtering of stormwater.
Initial community consultation for the Spotswood East-West GreenLine showed there was strong support for the project. Option A received the highest preference at a community-wide level, however, we know directly impacted residents, particularly on Birmingham Street, expressed concern about the loss of car parking under that proposal. Given this, Council will develop a concept plan that combines the core elements of Options A and B. This will include extensive greening (as supported by the wider community) and the retention of some on-street car parking for Birmingham Street residents.
The concept plan will also incorporate other matters raised during community consultation, such as the need to prevent Birmingham Street from becoming a shortcut to the west of Spotswood by incorporating appropriate traffic calming. Feedback was also received about the difficulty for residents entering Melbourne Road from the western end of Hudsons Road. Council will approach the Department of Transport (VicRoads) to investigate upgrades to the traffic signals to improve access for locals.
Further community consultation will be undertaken when the concept plan has been developed.
Three high-level concept options for the design of the East-West GreenLine have been developed
All proposals involve the conversion of traffic on Birmingham and McLister Streets to a one-way vehicle flow and the construction of a two-way protected cycleway within the street reserve.
The designs all inform how to best use the constrained road reserve widths to achieve the best outcome to deliver the vision outlined in the Better Places Guide. It is expected to improve landscaping and accommodate separate cycling infrastructure.
You can read a detailed explanation and the benefits, issues and opportunities of each of the proposal below before submitting your feedback via the survey.
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