The New Deal for Cycling Network utilises many signalised intersections. Signalised intersections requiring upgrade for cycling are shown on Map 1 above. The upgrades to these intersections will help provide a safe experience for people of all ages and abilities on bikes and scooters via one of more of the following measures:
- installing bike boxes
- installing hook turn boxes
- constructing protected bike lanes, intersections and roundabouts
- removing left-turning traffic lanes that cut across the bike lane on approaches
- delaying left-turning traffic in signal phasing by installing bike headstart lanterns
- installing green waves during weekday peak hours that prioritise cyclists in signal phasing
One such upgrade will be taking place at the intersection of Nicholson Street, Lennox Street and Victoria Street in North Richmond. The 12-month pilot uses temporary materials to test changes to a new road layout. These changes aim to make the intersection safer for all road users.
How will this affect the intersection?
On Nicholson Street the left-turn traffic lane on the northern approach will be replaced with a short section of protected bike lane. A combined left and right-turn traffic lane will also be installed.
A new right-turn ban onto Victoria Street will be introduced for all motorists exiting Lennox Street with bicycles excepted.
The existing two-way operation on Nicholson Street, one-way operation with a contraflow bike lane on Lennox Street as well as signal phasings for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will not be impacted.
- Blue - new linemarking
- Green - bike lanes
- Dashed green - green surface treatment
- Yellow - temporary protection infrastructure