Together we can reduce risk and improve amenity for riders on the upgraded Chandler Highway
Chandler Highway – a narrow historic bridge linking Alphington and Kew across the Yarra River – is a dangerous squeeze point for bike riders.
People who ride, like all traffic squeezing across this historic bridge, are put at risk by insufficient space and no emergency stopping lanes.
Melbourne’s Chandler Highway is a popular thoroughfare for bike commuters, recreational riders and cyclists keen to access the popular adjacent Yarra Boulevard training route.
This bridge has long been identified as one of the worst causes of congestion in Melbourne but successive state governments have failed to establish a solution.
Bicycle Network has participated in the latest round of design development and has negotiated a good outcome for bike riders.
Separation for riders who need it and on-road lanes for road-going cyclists
In August 2017, work began on the new $110M Chandler Highway bridge over the Yarra River at Alphington, a project that promises to fix some key connections on Melbourne’s bike routes. Construction is set to be completed by mid 2018.
The Chandler Highway upgrade includes:
For updates on works, please visit the VicRoads website.
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