Molle Street traffic lights installation

Molle Street traffic lights

The installation of traffic lights at the junction of Molle and Collins streets in Hobart creates a safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.

Previously, pedestrians and commuters had to negotiate a busy, two-lane road, which acted as a barrier for many in the community who wanted to feel safe moving into and out of the Hobart CBD via the Hobart Rivulet Track.

The project also creates safer driving conditions at this busy intersection, helping motorists negotiate the junction.

Construction of the new traffic lights began on Tuesday 26 April and was completed in September 2022.

Why is this project important?

The intersection of Molle and Collins streets is the main route used by pedestrians, runners, cyclists and families travelling along the South Hobart Rivulet Track into and out of the Hobart CBD. People use this route to access the rivulet track for recreation, communing, visiting the nearby Hamlet Café and dropping children off at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre.

The installation of traffic lights removes the sense of risk many in the community feel when crossing this two lane, one way road, especially in busy peak hour traffic.

Collins Street has been identified by the City of Hobart as a key link in the development of the city's walking and cycling network and making this crossing safer is an important step in creating a fully accessible and connected city for everyone.

How was this project funded?

This project was made possible with funding from the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, the Australian Government's Community Development Grants Program and the City of Hobart.

  • Black Spot Program: $300 000
  • Australian Government Community Development Grants Program: $100 000
  • City of Hobart: $250 000


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