Argyle and Campbell Street bicycle connections

Argyle and Campbell Street bicycle connections

The City of Hobart is installing separated bicycle lanes along sections of Argyle Street and Campbell Street (between Brisbane and Davey Streets) and Liverpool Street and Bathurst Street (between Argyle and Campbell Streets).

These lanes will provide an important missing link in the City's bicycle lane network and provide more options for people traveling to, through and around the city.

They will connect with existing on-road bicycle lanes on Argyle and Campbell Streets, the Rose Garden Bridge and Queens Domain, the InterCity Cycleway and Sullivans Cove.

The project is funded by the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government's Road Safety Program through a $1.725 million Vulnerable Road User grant.


Argyle and Campbell Street bicycle connections map

How will the separated lanes work?

Argyle and Campbell Street bicycle connections

In general, separated bicycle lanes will be positioned between the kerb and parking spaces.

The lanes may also be used by micro mobility devices such as e-scooters.

On some blocks, a separated bike lane is not possible. In these areas, we will use signage and markings to show riders are welcome on the road and that cars must share the lane with riders safely.

On other blocks, we will introduce a peak-hour 'clearway'. This means that you will be able to park in the bays for most of the day but when traffic is at its heaviest between 4-6 pm, it becomes a no parking lane to allow more traffic to flow.

There will also be some parking spaces removed adjacent to some junctions to improve safety and efficiency for all road users.

Signs and other treatments at signalised intersections will be added to help road users understand and comply with the changes.

View the designs: Argyle and Campbell Street bicycle lanes plans(PDF, 9MB)


Works are expected to begin in late 2023 and will take several months to complete.

The works will happen in stages, and most will create minimal disruption to road users and businesses nearby.

The new bike lanes mostly use pop-up designs but there will be some permanent works such as kerb changes.

There may be some partial footpath closures. There may also be some short temporary lane closures when line markings are painted.

Please follow any signage and directions for your safety.

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Give your feedback

We have used mostly pop-up infrastructure to allow us to monitor how it works and make improvements in the future if needed.

Once installed we will be asking the community to provide feedback on how it is working.

An online feedback form will be available once the works are complete.

Background and consultation

In December 2019, Council resolved to consult on a possible bicycle lane trial with adjacent property owners and occupiers.

Consultation was carried out in June 2020. Owners and occupiers of adjacent properties were asked to provide feedback on concept design. We also engaged with:

  • University of Tasmania
  • RACT
  • Tasmanian Bus Association
  • Bus companies including Metro, RedDecker, Skybus, O'Driscoll, Redline, Gilbert Coaches, TassieLink
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Tasmanian Fire Service
  • TasPolice
  • Ambulance Tasmania
  • TasPorts
  • Department of State Growth – Passenger Transport
  • Tasmanian Health Service.

Stakeholders were given the opportunity to ask questions and were encouraged to provide comment on the project by completing a feedback form.

The engagement provided some useful feedback used to help refine the design including some suggestions to improve safety.

During 2020, and in collaboration with officers of the Department of State Growth (Transport Division), further work was undertaken to refine the traffic modelling and concept design.

An Engagement Report detailing the comments received and design responses was presented to the 28 April 2021 City Infrastructure Committee.

The Committee recommended the proposed bicycle facilities be installed subject to a successful grant funding proposal and this was endorsed by the Council at its 10 May 2021 Council Meeting.

The Tasmanian Government approved a Vulnerable Road User grant to fund the project in November 2021.

Detailed designs were finalised and a Development Application was submitted in May 2023. Council in its role as planning authority considered approved the Development Application at its 14 June Planning Committee meeting.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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.


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