Murray Road Shared Use

One of the key missing links in the Bellarine Rail Trail is Murray Road, a 1.4km length of road between Fellows Road and the Bellarine Highway. In this section of road, vehicles mix with higher volumes of pedestrians and cyclists.

That’s why we’re investigating options for shared use along the full length of Murray Road, Queenscliff. The purpose of this project is to improve pedestrian safety and comfort along Murray Road, as it is one of the only sections of the Bellarine Rail Trail which is not off-road, and requires cyclists and pedestrians to share the road with vehicles.

A number of proposed options have been developed by council engineering staff, and independent traffic consultants, these options have been developed taking into consideration the large amount of existing feedback from the community over the last 5+ years.

We’ve created a quick and easy survey that asks your opinion on five options that could help improve active transport user safety along Murray Road. Community consultation is an important consideration in planning for the future, and your input will play a pivotal role in helping select the preferred option.

We are inviting the community to have their say and provide feedback on which option they believe is best. You can do so by filling out the survey below. Physical copies will also be available at Council Offices at 50 Learmonth St.

There will also be a series of drop-in engagement sessions. During these sessions, the community is welcome to ask any questions they may have, discuss the proposed concepts with Council officers, and provide more detailed feedback to be considered during the development stage.

These sessions will take place between 10 am and 12 pm in the Town Hall foyer at Council Offices, 50 Learmonth Street, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday March 20, 2024
  • Friday March 22, 2024
  • Monday March 25, 2024
  • Wednesday March 27, 2024

To learn more about the options or to fill out the survey and have your say, click on the link below. Consultation will close on Friday the 12th April.

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