Streets for People
As our city continues to grow, the role and function of our local streets is changing. Darebin City Council is committed to working with our community to help define what our streets will look and feel like in the future.
Our vision for the Streets for People project is:
“to create a neighbourhood that is safe, green, clean and welcoming”
The Streets for People program seeks to re-imagine what local streets in Darebin can be for the community, promoting sustainable transport and creating safer streets for walking and cycling by transforming a number of key areas for active transport across Darebin.
Streets for People corridors are guided by the following key principals:
- Prioritise people - recognising people as the main users of streets and that future street design should maximise opportunities to improve pedestrian safety and amenity.
- Minimising conflict - between the varying modes of transport, with higher priority given to pedestrian and cyclists without compromising the functional role of streets and requirements to support adjacent existing and future uses.
- Increasing cycling confidence - along the corridors by providing high-quality cycling infrastructure that is well connected, easily navigated with varying degrees of separation and safety from moving traffic
The Streets for People program identified nine priority corridors:
|Northcote, Croxton, Thornbury Link||Ethel Street, Stott Street and Herbert Street
|Northcote Green Link
||Beavers Road, Dennis Street and Christmas Street
|Hurstbridge Line Shimmy
||South Crescent and Westgarth Street
|Great Western Shimmy
||Woolhouse Street, Bracken Avenue, Jessie Street and Various Back Streets
|Northern Reservoir Corridor
||Broadhurst Avenue and Crookston Road
|Preston Activity Link
||Gower Street and Cramer Street
|Thornbury Neighbourhood Link
||Dundas Street and Miller Street
|Reservoir Station to Uni Link
||Broadway, Edwardes Street and Dunne Street
|Great Eastern Cycleway
||Victoria Road, Victoria Street and Various Back Streets
What we’ve achieved so far in each of those corridors and next steps
We have started implementing several of the recommended treatments along some of the corridors to make our streets safer and more accessible for walking, bike riding and wheeling.
For more information, read the Streets for People Program feasibility report.