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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.
"On an average day 805,000 people come into the city and our daily population is set to reach 1,000,000 in the next 10 years"
City of Melbourne Road Safety Plan 2013-2017
"Governments cannot keep promoting cycling as a healthy pursuit without improving road safety"
The Age 01/09/11
"The inner city desperately needs dedicated bike lanes running east-west and north-south"
Kate Roffey, CEO, Committee for Melbourne. Herald Sun 21/03/2014
© Melbourne B1 Veloway Consortium 2013