Northern Route - New Town

March 2018. City of Hobart is undertaking community consultation on the New Town Retail Precinct, with the aim of creating a more inviting area to shop and visit. Council has prepared streetscape concept plans for improving pedestrian crossings and street appeal in the retail precinct and would like  your feedback before 13 April. Improved pedestrian refuges at Woollies, Cross St and Roope St will help people cycling between the Intercity Cycleway and the western side of New Town to cross the road.

On New Town Road, the refuge designs incorporate short lengths of uphill bike lanes to eliminate 'pinch points' but there is potential to extend an uphill bike lane the entire length of New Town Road between Risdon Road and Argyle St, as identified in the CDM report prepared for Council. The current concept plans do not include uphill bike lanes. 

Uphill bike lane NewTownRd

To view a copy of the plans see City of Hobart website. In your feedback you may wish to let Council know the routes you use to walk or cycle through New Town, the sections you avoid and why and what you think could be done to improve things.