Designs for the veloway component of the massive West Gate Tunnel project are underway, with further details beginning to emerge.
A video has been released by the Westgate Tunnel Authority showing new views of the project.
Further clarification of the veloway stage was also provided to the Environmental Effects Statement hearing by the tunnel project team.
It says that the 2.5km veloway – a cycling highway from Footscray to Docklands – will remove six intersections for cyclists and make trips safer and quicker. It will run from Shepherd Bridge to the city side of Moonee Ponds Creek.
At 4m wide, the veloway is being designed to allow riders to stop, and have space to change a tyre.
The veloway has special safety features to keep cyclists safe on their journey.
There are two publicly accessible emergency exits with alarms and emergency vehicles can get in and out of the veloway to reach people inside if needed
There will also be full CCTV coverage, monitored by the traffic control centre, with lighting in accordance with Australian Standards.
The design will admit sunlight in through the mesh roof and fresh air will flow through the perforated side panels.