Artist impression of New Town Road
Have your say: New Town and Tolosa Dam

Two community feedback requests have come up in the south that bicycle riders may like to participate in.

New Town

The City of Hobart is planning to redevelop the retail areas of New Town Road to make them more pedestrian friendly.

Bicycles don’t really come into the plan because the Council is not considering removing on-street parking to allow a separated bicycle lane or any significant un-separated lanes.

Instead, the City is suggesting bicycles divert along Clare or Pedder Streets on the western side, or Pirie Street to the east towards the Intercity Cycleway.

Plans show short sections of un-separated bicycle lanes through one pedestrian crossing and between Pirie and Argyle streets for city-bound riders, as well as bicycle parking. 

For more background on the City’s approach to bicycle infrastructure for this project visit the Your Say Hobart page. 

To provide your feedback fill out the survey before 13 April.

Tolosa Dam

Glenorchy City Council is considering what to do with the Tolosa Park Dam once it’s decommissioned by TasWater next year.

The community feedback form presents the opportunity to argue for better bicycle infrastructure to get to and from whatever is developed.

The Mountain Bike Park is just around the corner and more money has been pledged by the state government to keep improving the park, which has proved very popular.

There are narrow on-road verge lanes on the upper part of very busy Tolosa Street but not the lower, despite it leading to the bike park, Tolosa Park and Dominic College. Glenorchy Council has concept plans to develop a separated walking and cycling path along the southern part of Humphreys Rivulet but there are no plans to progress the concept design.  

To provide ideas for Tolosa Dam and connections fill out the survey before 20 April.