We’re proposing to construct a raised priority crossing in Bennett Street, Fitzroy North. The new crossing will prioritise people using the Capital City Trail over motorised traffic.

The Capital City Trail is a shared pathway crossing Bennett Street near the intersection with Park Street. Our support for the trail is part of our ongoing commitment to encouraging healthy and sustainable forms of travel, such as walking, scooting and bike riding.

What changes are proposed?

Some of the new features proposed include:

  • Bus-friendly flat top road humps
  • Colour-coded shared crossing
  • New kerb alignments
  • New garden beds
  • 'Give Way' signage and line-marking

You can view the plan here on this page.

What are the benefits?

The changes will make it safer and more comfortable for people walking, scooting or bike riding on the Capital City Trail to cross Bennett Street. It will encourage people to drive more slowly and safely, and discourage non-local traffic from using Bennett Street and Rushall Crescent. It will also encourage people of all ages and abilities, especially women and children, to use active transport modes more often.

Have your say

We invite you to take a look at our initial plan for the crossing and to share your feedback via the form below.

We will consider your feedback when finalising the draft design, and report back to you on the next steps.

Have your say before Monday 28 October 2019.

Learn more at our community pop-up sessions

We’ll be taking your feedback and answering your questions at the following times.

Session 1: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Corner Bennett and Park streets, Fitzroy North
4.30pm to 6.30pm

Session 2: Saturday 19 October 2019
Corner Bennett and Park streets, Fitzroy North
11am to 1pm

Share your feedback on the proposed priority crossing

What best describes your connection to the shared crossing? Required
How often do you use (or pass through) the shared crossing? Required
Describe your level of support for the draft design. Required
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We will use these details to keep you up to date on the project.