Northern Route - Lenah Valley to North Hobart

Lenah Valley Road, Augusta Road and New Town Road form part of a route from Hobart's northern suburbs to the CBD. 


Augusta Road

July 2023. A draft Local Area Mobility Plan (LAMP) has been released by City of Hobart that identifies separated cycleways on Augusta Road. The plan proposes four options. A bi-directional cycleway is more space efficient but a single cycleway on each side of the road can be more convenient and intuitive to use. Augusta Road cycling improvements is a high priority for implementation in the LAMP.

Augusta option1 2

 Augusta option 3 4

 July 2015. The linemarking on Augusta Road is now complete and incorporates uphill bike lanes.

Looking towards Giblin St July 2015

June 2015. Council has commenced work on a Vulnerable Road Users Project to install a median on Augusta Road between Giblin St and Creek Road to improve pedestrian safety. As part of the project uphill bike lanes will be installed. There is insufficient road width to have bike lanes in both directions as well as a median. 

Lenah Valley Road

Nov 2018. Bike lanes were added on the section outside the Lenah Valley shops

Bike lane at Lenah VAlley Nov 2018














Commercial Road provides a handy connection between Blue Gum Hire at the top of Elizabeth St to Federal St, allowing bike riders to bypass the busy section of Elizabeth St and connect to the Argyle St bicycle lanes via Federal St. Although it is a 2-way road access is closed to motor vehicles at the northern end. An entry point is required through the road closure to allow easy cycling access. It has been raised at the Hobart Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting.

Jan 2018. Council has installed two kerb ramps to allow people to cycle onto quiet Commercial Road (behind Blue Gum hire) as an alternative to riding on the two-lane section of Elizabeth St around the bend. Commercial Rd comes out at the Elizabeth St/Federal St intersection.

CommercialRd Jan2018