Preliminary planning has begun for the new Melbourne boulevard, Shrine to Sea, and bike rider input is being sought.
Parks Victoria wants your feedback on the State Government’s $13M proposal for a bike and pedestrian link connecting the Domain Gardens to Port Philip Bay.
This boulevard concept is an exciting opportunity to improve access along Albert and Kerferd Roads has potential to celebrate the identity, life and culture of Melbourne.
Parks Victoria is keen to hear from bicycle users who are familiar with the area and can share local insights and experiences.
Opportunities to join the conversation
- Attend a community pop-up to learn more about the project and share your ideas for the new boulevard: Saturday 10 November, 10am-1pm at Tom’s Block, Kings Domain, St Kilda Road.
- Complete Park Victoria's online survey by clicking here. The online survey will close on Friday 16 November 2018.
Bicycle Network sees the project as creating an attractive bike and walking spine more than 3km through the South Melbourne, Albert Park and Middle Park areas.
And it gets you to the beach!
Albert Road and Kerford Road currently have basic bike infrastructure, but these streets are very wide, and so lend themselves to boulevard treatments that can contain first class biking and walking facilities, not to mention attractions for locals and visitors.
There are intersection problems at Kingsway, Canterbury Road, Richardson Street and Beaconsfield Parade, but a big project such as this is just the opportunity we need to get those fixed.
It's a blank slate, so don’t hold back with ideas.
Depending on the election, more initial concepts are expected to be developed early next year.