The Australian and Tasmanian governments are reviewing the three highways bordering Hobart’s Queens Domain to come up with a plan to improve transport through the area, including cycling and walking.
The $2.7 million study focuses on potential improvements on the Domain, Brooker and Tasman highways where they lead in to and hug the Queens Domain.
Like other recent road projects, the Department of State Growth has set up an interactive map where you can leave your suggestions at www.transport.tas.gov.au/domainhighways.
Some of the ideas for active transport already posted on the map include:
- a cycleway link between Ridson Road and Cornelian Bay along the Brooker Highway to provide a walking–cycling link between Lutana, the hockey centre (via existing underpass), Cornelian Bay and the Intercity Cycleway
- getting a commuter rail up and running to relieve pressure on the roads
- a pedestrian–cycling crossing to the Queens Domain from Queens Walk
- a pedestrian–cycling overpass near Pavilion Point to access the bottom gates of the Botanical Gardens
- a cycling and pedestrian path under the Tasman Bridge
- safe footpaths along the Brooker Highway
- replacing the left-hand side path on the Brooker Highway with a bus and bicycle lane.
The interactive map will be open for the next few weeks before the project team closes it off to identify potential options.
The options will be finalised in early 2019 and will be presented at two community information sessions in February and opened for feedback.
By mid 2019, preferred options will be developed into proposals for future federal government funding rounds.