Changes to the bicycle network
Construction of the Metro Tunnel Project will see temporary but extended road and lane closures to travel routes into and around the city. People may need to consider changes to their routes to avoid and minimise delays.
We thank cyclists for their patience and understanding in relation to these unavoidable disruptions as we deliver this transformational public transport project for Melbourne and Victoria.
Changes to cycling routes
To enable the construction of the new underground Parkville Station, Grattan Street (between Royal Parade and Leicester Street) will be closed to traffic from early 2018 for up to five years. There will be no on-road bicycle access, however, the existing shared path on the northern side of the street will be maintained for use by both pedestrians and cyclists
Franklin Street & A'Beckett Street
Franklin Street, between Victoria Street and Swanston Street, and A'Beckett Street, between Swanston Street and Stewart Street, were closed to traffic and cyclists in January 2017 for the start of works on the new underground CBD North Station. Vehicle and bicycle access is restricted on Franklin Street between Swanston Street and Bowen Street.
To enable the construction of Domain Station, Domain Road has closed between St Kilda Road and the western edge of Edmund Herring Oval for approximately five years from mid-2017. Vehicles and cyclists will not be able to access this section of Domain Road.
St Kilda Road
From early 2018, St Kilda Road will be temporarily reconfigured to one traffic lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West for two to three years. Tram, pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained as the new Domain station is built under the roadway.
Other road changes
There will be other temporary changes to local cycling routes along the Metro Tunnel alignment during construction, including in Kensington, North Melbourne, Parkville, the CBD, Domain and South Yarra to help facilitate construction. These changes will be communicated to cyclists well in advance of works starting.
Enhancing the bicycle network
Changes to the road, tram and bicycle networks are required during construction of this city-shaping transport project. A number of initiatives will be delivered across the bicycle network to help keep cyclists moving, including redesigning some intersections and road layouts. These changes will occur at a number of locations by early 2018.
Queensberry Street, Carlton
Queensberry Street, between Elizabeth Street and Rathdowne Street, will undergo some changes to allow traffic to flow more efficiently through the north of the city. The bicycle lanes on both sides of Queensberry Street will be retained, providing a dedicated route for cyclists. Green coloured road markings will be applied between intersections to increase the visibility and awareness of the bicycle lane to drivers and cyclists.
Moray Street, South Melbourne
Changes along Moray Street include intersection upgrades and new line markings. This will provide an additional route between South Melbourne and the city via a connection under Kings Way to Kavanagh Street.
Canterbury Road/Ferrars Street & Albert Road/Kerferd Road intersection
The intersection at this location will be upgraded to improve safety and connectivity for cyclists using Moray Street.
Other cycling infrastructure projects
VicRoads, City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip and City of Stonnington will continue to deliver cycling infrastructure projects during construction of the Metro Tunnel Project. We will work closely with local councils and other government agencies to manage construction impacts on cyclists.
Sharing the road
Whether you are cycling on the road, using a bicycle lane or path, riding as part of a group or cycling at night, you should ride responsibly and safely. As a cyclist, you are required to obey the same road rules as motorists.
Melbourne Bike Share
Melbourne Bike Share is a public bike sharing scheme that operates in the City of Melbourne, the City of Yarra and the City of Port Phillip. It is a sustainable, healthy and community-based bike sharing scheme. To view a map of the current bike share locations, visit their website.
Bicycle Network Victoria
For advice on how to get started with cycling, riding in traffic, tips for riding in wet weather and much more.