Western Route - West Hobart to Hobart CBD

West Hobart is located on a hill but Goulburn St and Molle St provide the easiest grades to the top while Hill St and Landsdowne Crescent are flat and useful for getting across West Hobart.

Molle St bike lanes

July 2010. A bike lane was installed on Molle St between Macquarie St and Goulburn St as part of a project to improve the road crossing for people travelling between the Hobart Rivulet Track and Collins St. An underutilised traffic lane was removed on Molle St to reduce the crossing distance and the excess space was converted into a bicycle lane. It's a good example of incorporating a bicycle facility as part of another project and eliminates a stressful  section of the cycling route between UTAS and West Hobart.

Hill St bike lanes

Hill St webMay 2018. As part of a pedestrian-improvement and traffic-calming project, bike lanes will be installed on some sections of Hill St in June 2018. An empahsis for bike lanes is on the flatter sections between Cavell & Landsdowne St and between Hamiton & Landsdowne St.

Where there is room on the steeper sections of Hill St, uphill bike lanes have been installed for the benefit of e-bike users, as well as helping to traffic-calm by soaking up excess road space.

Hill St can be very busy (unlike the empty roadway shown in the photo) so improvements for people crossing the road and dedicated space for cycling are welcomed.