B1 Veloway

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The Route: Car Free and Safe - The Veloway will carry cyclists high above ground in a sweeping arc from Princes Bridge in the East to Docklands and Southern Cross Station in the West. Solar energy will power it.

Approximately 1.7km in length and built of high strength, low weight materials it would “clip” to the existing rail viaduct and carry two way bike traffic safely separated from the dangerous CBD mix of cars, bikes and pedestrians. It will connect bicycle trails and provide an important cross town connector.

 

It will enable cyclists to ride from say Richmond in the East, along the Yarra, past Birrarrung Marr, under the Princes Bridge and then up and over the Veloway to the busy Docklands precinct and Southern Cross Station in the West or alternatively from Footscray and Maribyrnong in the West to Princes Bridge, Fed Square or St Kilda Rd in the East.

 

Solar panels along sections of the Veloway will power the structure and provide enough collection, the consortium believes, to meet all lighting, emergency and energy needs.

 

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© Melbourne B1 Veloway Consortium 2013