Improving pedestrian and cycling safety on one of Williamstown's most important streets

Council is looking at improving pedestrian and cycling safety in Victoria Street, Williamstown to respond to safety issues and a history of crashes within the street.

Victoria Street is a major cycling connection linking several important destinations in Williamstown. This north-south corridor links the Williamstown North train station with the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail and Williamstown Beach. In an east-west direction, it is an important connection between the residential section of Williamstown and the two secondary schools within the suburb, seeing a large number of school children crossing this busy street.

In 2019, Council commissioned a report to identify transport and safety issues in Victoria Street and to proposed traffic treatments to address these issues. You can read this report and the findings here.

April 7 2022

Updated Plans

The correct plans are now available to view. Please click here to view or download a copy from the document library

After reviewing feedback from the community during consultation in October 2021, we have amended the Victoria Street Concept plans. Changes to the plans include;

  • removing the bicycle ‘buffers’ on each side of the bicycle lane
  • removing the green paint in the bicycle lane at intersections
  • ensuring pedestrian crossings at all intersections are fully accessible
  • reviewing and repairing the footpath along the street

  • If you'd like to comment on the updated plans please email projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au