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.
Construction update for Victoria Street Road Safety Improvement Works
Construction works for footpath works, road resurfacing and road works to delivery safety improvements for pedestrians and bike riders on Victoria Street are programmed to start in August 2022.
Community feedback received since late-2021 focused on minimising impacts of visual changes and respecting the historical significance of the road. This feedback is reflected on revised plans available via the link on this page.