The Hobart Street route has two sections. There are three options for the Kedah Street to Wexford Road section and two for the Wexford Road to Miramar Avenue section. A bike path on Hobart Street could connect to Broadway in the future.

It is noted that these Hobart Street design options were developed after the final meeting of the Miramar community working group. The group did not support putting forward options for Hobart Street that would affect footpath widths, trees or parking. As Hobart Street is one of the connecting streets between Miramar and Strathmore Park, the Council felt it was important to test design options with the wider community.

Any impact on bus stops, pedestrian crossings and driveways would be detailed in the next stage of design, likely in 2019-2020.

Section 1: Kedah Street to Wexford Road

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Option A - One-way bike lanes (kerbside or traffic-side), with parking removed on one side of the road
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Why Option A?

This option uses the route up Hobart Street, between Kedah Street and Wexford Road. The one-way bike lanes (kerbside or traffic-side) would improve safety for people on bikes, and could encourage less-confident riders to use the route. Parking would have to be removed from one side of the street for this option, unlike Options B and C.

Impacts
  • Parking removed on one side of the street
  • No change to footpaths
  • No trees would be removed
  • Likely uptake by people on bikes: Moderate to high increase

 

Option B: One-way bike lanes (kerbside or traffic-side), includes road widening and reducing footpath width

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Why Option B?

This option uses the route up Hobart Street, between Kedah Street and Wexford Road. The one-way bike lanes (kerbside or traffic-side) would improve safety for people on bikes, and could encourage less-confident riders to use the route. Trees may have to be removed and the footpath narrowed for this option, unlike Options A and C.

Impacts
  • No changes to parking
  • Footpath narrowed slightly
  • Likely uptake by people on bikes: Moderate to high increase

 

 

Option C - Alternative route along Kauri Street with sharrows

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Why Option C?

This option uses a route with less traffic and lower speeds, reducing crash risk and severity. The alternative route up Kauri Street and Wexford Road is different from Options A and B. This option would cost less than options on the Hobart Street route.

Impacts
  • No changes to parking
  • No change to footpaths
  • No trees would be removed
  • Traffic speeds may need to be reduced
  • Likely uptake by people on bikes: Moderate increase

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