Morrison Street Bike Lane
|Local Government Area:||Hobart|
|Legislative Council Division:||Wellington|
|State/Federal Government Electorate:||Denison|
Proposed Style of Facility
Bi-directional bike lane, from Elizabeth to Murray Street.
What are the Major Trip Generators and Attractors?
Hobart CBD, Salamanca, Hobart Waterfront, Inter-city Cycleway, Institue for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS), and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
What Documents does this fit Under?
Update: June 2016
The section from Brooke St to Princes Wharf 1 is complete. This bi-directional pathway is shared with pedestrians. Confident riders tend to use the road instead.
Update: June 2015
The section from Elizabeth St to Brooke St is complete, together with a raised crossover across the exit from Brooke St Pier, which will receive the green paint treatment. This is a shared pathway, with the bike section highlighted with a different colour surface. As pedestrians wander all over the pathway, we know that this different colouring is insufficient to clearly delineate it as being for bikes.
Update: August 2014
The section from Elizabeth Street to Brooke St will be built this coming summer.
The section from Brooke St to Murray St is held up pending consultation on relocation of (3x) car parking spaces.
Background - the plan
The Morrison Street bi-directional was raised as a recommendation as part of the Hobart Public Spaces and Public Life Survey conducted by the Hobart City Council in 2010, and later formed part of the Inner City Action Plan (action project 08.01).
The proposed Morrison Street bicycle facility will serve a vital connection between the terminus of the existing Intercity Cycleway at Mawson Place to Castray Esplanade, Salamanca and Battery Point, encouraging and supporting bicycle movements in the area.
The new development of IMAS will see 450 additional people working and studying in this precinct in 2014, with bicycle parking facilities for up to 200 bicycles. This denotes a strong commitment by the University of Tasmania to active transport and a strong indication of expected increase in the up-take of bike use, that the Morrison Street bicycle lane, and future projects will support.
The facility will further ensure coherent and clear infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, removing points of conflict, as well as feed into future Inner City Action Plan projects (08.02 - 08.07).
In September 2013, the Hobart City Council successfully conducted a traffic trial, that was well supported by the broader community, and developed a concept design between Elizabeth and Murray Street to with forward with.