Construction of a new exposed aggregate, concrete shared path extending from the Hobart Rivulet Park entrance at Molle Street to McKellar Street was approved in 2015 as part of the City’s ongoing implementation of the Hobart Rivulet Park Strategic Master Plan 2011.
The new path is three metres wide and follows the previous track alignment with new signage, lighting and landscape features.
Specific management measures have been employed to reduce user conflict including signage to promote slow speed, and the introduction of a shared use etiquette.
In tandem with the shared path a raised pedestrian crossing has also be constructed at the intersection of Gore and McKellar Streets to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing at this point and slow cars at the Gore Street Bridge.
The path was officially re-opened in October 2016.
Liverpool Street Reconstruction - Completed 2015
The reconstruction of Liverpool Street, between Elizabeth and Murray Streets, is a major urban upgrade supporting retail trading in the Inner City.
The reconstruction creates an innovative shared-space environment, supporting a dynamic, active and pedestrian-friendly retail experience in the heart of the Inner City.
The project has enhanced opportunities for al fresco dining, improved access to Mathers Place and the new MYER ICON development, as well as Cat & Fiddle Arcade and Elizabeth Mall.
Key improvements include;
- New wider footpaths and a step-free road surface.
- Contemporary high-quality street lighting that will improve safety and support later trading hours.
- An avenue of shade trees.
- Carefully designed seating areas throughout the streetscape to meet and relax.
- Removal of Kerb-side barriers and excessive signage reduces visual clutter and improves the quality of pedestrian movement.
Whether people are driving, walking or cycling, the shared environment of the Liverpool Street Reconstruction ensures all users of the Inner City have equitable and exciting access to the Hobart retail experience.
Collins Court Revitalisation - Completed 2016
Collins Court is a public space, upgraded by the City of Hobart. It is a place for all members of the community to come to relax and enjoy a quiet oasis in the city centre.
The space has been developed and furnished to provide a family suitable environment where community events including music, performance, food stalls and other activities will be held.
Key improvements include:
• New lighting with in-built capacity for night-time activation and events.
• A suite of timber seating and a stage area for performances.
• Commissioned public art, and a Poster Pole to promote and display local cultural activity and events.
• Bike racks
• Water re-fill station
• Collins Court has been designated No Smoking
The revitalisation of Collins Court creates a space the community can own and love, and where everyone feels safe and comfortable.
City Wayfinding - Completed 2015
Wayfinding enables all people who use the city to have access to clear, understandable information, ensuring their experience of Hobart is enjoyable, rewarding and productive.
The City Wayfinding project includes the installation of 40 wayfinding markers across the Inner City and Waterfront.
Each wayfinding marker provides users with a high level of information, Including; A ‘You Are Here’ reference point, directional arrows with approximate walking times to nearby destinations, a large scale ‘heads up’ map with building icons, and a directory of information that includes nearby amenities, transport and Places of Interest.
The wayfinding markers create a coherent system of information that is useful for tourists and locals alike. With each wayfinding marker providing a specific current location, as well as assisting ongoing orientation and navigation for people moving through the Inner City and Waterfront, and between destinations.
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