How long will the works take?
Installation of the bike lanes will begin in late 2023 and will take several months to complete.
Some of the works will have to be scheduled around other projects in the area such as the Royal Hobart Hospital works.
Will the works block access to my business or property?
There may be some temporary changes to the way properties are accessed during the works. We will give you advance warning of any works that might affect your access and work with you to make alternative arrangements.
Will there be any road or lane closures or other changes to traffic during installation?
We will plan the works to minimise traffic disruption. There may be some temporary lane closures. Please follow any signage and directions for your safety.
What's going to happen to on-street parking during installation?
The works will be carried out in stages and are designed to minimise disruption to road users and nearby services, businesses, and properties.
There may be some short-term temporary closure of sections of on-street parking. We will provide adjacent businesses with advanced warning of the work schedule and what to expect during the works.
Will any car parks be permanently removed?
To improve safety and efficiency for all road users there will be 19 parking spaces removed next to junctions across the project area. View the design plans for details: Argyle and Campbell Street bicycle lanes plans(PDF, 9MB)
'Clearway' lanes will be introduced on some blocks. In these lanes, parking will not be allowed during peak hour from 4 pm-6 pm (subject to change). At other times, when there is less traffic, parking will be allowed.
Will adding these bicycle lanes increase traffic congestion?
Independent traffic modelling shows that there is generally enough road capacity to accommodate the new bicycle lanes, noting that the clearways will assist traffic flow during the afternoon peak hour.
When and how will the trial be evaluated?
We will monitor the new infrastructure closely do identify what is working well and if any changes are needed to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.
Once it is operational, we will invite the community to provide feedback on the new infrastructure using an online feedback form.
After 12 months of operation, the trial will be evaluated and a report provided to Council to consider these possible changes and next steps.
How will the clearways be enforced?
As is currently the case on Macquarie Street, vehicles which are parked in the clearways when they are operating will be issued with a fine and the vehicle will be towed.
There will be a further charge for the recovery of a towed vehicle.
More information on the operation of the clearways will be made available closer to installation.
Where else can I park during clearway times?
Off street parking is available nearby in the Dunn Street carpark and the Argyle Street carpark. There are usually many spaces available in these carparks during clearway operation times.