We have identified an opportunity to consider streetscape improvements in Flinders Street to align with planned asset renewals between Pulteney Street and Hutt Street. The proposed concept designs consider the following:
Reconfigure and renew the overall street amenity.
Prioritise safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Maximise space for people and activation in the street.
The existing traffic lanes will be narrowed slightly to accommodate the proposed changes. This will not impact traffic movement and the existing lane configuration of two lanes in each direction will be maintained. Larger vehicles such as trucks and buses will still be able to use the street.
Propose to continue median across two side street intersections, one at Sudholz Place and the other at Tucker/Daly Street. This will mean vehicles will no longer be able to turn right/U-turn at these locations. Vehicles entering and exiting these side streets will be restricted to left turns only.
Restricting traffic movements in this way will limit the risk of accidents at these intersections and provide the opportunity to introduce a pedestrian and cyclist refuge crossing point.
To ensure that car parking is compliant with Australia Standard, a reconfiguration of the existing carparks is required. In each option below there will be a reduction in carparking along Flinders Street between Pulteney Street and Hutt Street.
Options 1 and 2
A small reduction in carparking will be lost due to compliance line marking for carparking bays. No change to angled parking.
Parking would change from angled parking to parallel parking, this is to accommodate the bike lane and buffer zone which is consistent with the bikeway in Frome Street between Pirie Street and Wakefield Street. Parking would be available during off peak periods.