Carlisle Street, Coburg – Trial Road Closure and Shared Zone

We are calling on local residents to tell us what they think about the proposal to trial a road closure to through traffic at Carlisle Street in Coburg. This would convert the road into a shared zone where pedestrian and cyclist use is prioritised, making it easier for local residents to move around the neighbourhood.

The zone of the trial is Carlisle Street in Coburg between Nicholson Street and Darlington Grove, including the three intersections of Glenora Avenue, Huntington Grove and Nicholson Street. The proposal would see temporary infrastructure installed in the zone including tree plots, new street furniture and bollards to restrict through traffic at the intersections.

A map of the zone can be found in the document library of this web page.

Council resolution

On 11 November Council meeting, Council resolved to implement the trial road closure and shared zone by erecting temporary barriers in Carlisle Steet, Coburg.

To address the safety concerns raised by residents in the consultation process, requests approval from the Department of Transport to install Stop signs at the approaches to Carlisle Street on Darlington Grove and Glenora Avenue, and if approved, install the signs. These interventions will be more effective in addressing safety, as they will physically stop vehicles down at the intersection of the new, pedestrianised Carlisle Street.

A further report in early 2022 on the impact of the traffic diversion experiment to be received by Council to further assess the success of the experiment.

Proposed creation of shared zone on Carlisle Street, Coburg

Image of Carlisle street with artist impression of the space closed off to traffic and pedestrians walking through ,there are also images of proposed trees