Complete: sharrow road markings

Sharrows have been marked on upper Wilson Street (the two-way section) and part of Coromandel Street. This route is part of the biking connection between Newtown and Kilbirnie via Crawford Road. 

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Proposed: contra-flow bike lane in lower Wilson Street

Lower Wilson Street (the one-way section) is now part of the Newtown Connections project. A contra-flow bike lane on this section of Wilson Street was considered as part of Kilbirnie Connections however Councillors agreed in March 2018 that any decisions should happen as part of developing safe biking routes in Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. 

We will be seeking feedback on a recommended package of routes for Newtown Connections in mid-2020.

 

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Consultation on traffic changes 

Read a summary of feedback (PDF 95KB) and all public submissions (PDF 855KB).

Councillor decisions 

Sharrow road markings on the two-way upper section of Wilson Street, and any changes for the one-way lower section of Wilson Street to be considered as part of community engagement for Newtown Connections.

Why this solution?
  • For upper Wilson Street, Option A (bike lanes on both sides of the road) had the most community support but Option C (sharrows) was considered more appropriate at this time. It was felt the safety gains to be had from Option A were not sufficient to justify the significant parking loss that would be required. Option C works well with this section of Wilson Street and the connection to Coromandel Street, Constable Street and Crawford Road, and is appropriate for this relatively quiet street with less traffic and low vehicle speeds.
  • Lower Wilson Street is now part of the Newtown Connections project. Councillors decided in March 2018 that any decisions about this part of the street should be made as part of developing safe biking routes in Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. 
Community feedback on options

Options for both sections of Wilson Street were put forward for community feedback in September 2017. See the feedback on the options for upper Wilson Street and lower Wilson Street.

See the options that were consulted on for upper Wilson Street and lower Wilson Street.

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