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Blanket 40km/hr Speed Limit

The City of Yarra progressively introduced the 40kph speed limit as part of its Local Area Traffic Management program, which seeks to promote safe travel by all modes in specific precincts within Yarra. 


Shoulder Lane Treatment to Improve Cycling Safety

This case study highlights illustrates how input from the cycling community can be used to develop an approach that improves cycling safety with a low-cost infrastructure intervention.


Speed Reduction Cushions

Speed is a major deterrent to cycling as well as a safety issue for all road users. These cushions can be used to effectively reduce speeds at a relatively low cost, thereby improving the cycling environment.


Shared Path Priority Crossing

Given a goal of encouraging use, bicycle momentum should be maintained through designing appropriate treatments.  This intervention is significant as it creates a precedent for giving cyclists priority over motor vehicles.


Treatments that Reduce Motor Vehicle Traffic

Cardigan Street is a mostly residential street which was seen to be performing a ‘rat-run’ function for commuting motor traffic. This intervention was intended to substantially reduce the volume of southbound motor traffic travelling between two major roads.


Bicycle Corrals

The provision of adequate bicycle parking is a key factor in encouraging bicycle trips. The availability of parking at major trip attractors is a powerful incentive to make journeys by bike, particularly in heavily congested inner urban areas. 


Bicycle Network Signage Plan

Network Directional Signage Plans provide councils with a critical planning tool to fully sign a cycle network. A signage plan should also include a risk assessment of all surveyed routes and recommendations for upgrades of potentially hazardous locations prior to signing.


Audits of Bicycle Infrastructure

Infrastructure audits conducted on a network-wide or individual-route basis are very useful analytical tools for local governments to structure and prioritise ongoing maintenance and essential upgrades of their bicycle network and associated facilities. 


Separated Bicycle Facilities at Multi-Lane Roundabout

This roundabout includes off-road paths and median island refuges around the roundabout to connect onroad cycle lanes located on the approach and exit of the roundabout. 


Bicycle Parking Pods in Darwin CBD

Parking pods in the CBD aim to motivate people to commute to and within the city by bike, reducing parking and traffic problems, and helping to encourage a healthy urban lifestyle.