The hectic Camberwell Junction precinct in Melbourne’s east is set to be re-ordered and revitalised with bike-friendly placemaking and active transport priority.
Centred on the asphalt no-mans-land at the junction of Bourke, Riversdale and Camberwell Roads, where bike riders and pedestrians scramble through a frenzy of motor traffic and trams, the Junction is an important commercial hub where people have been overwhelmed by traffic.
The City of Boroondara has been working for several years on plans to make the precinct, which extends north beyond busy Camberwell railway Station, more attractive to people to visit and dwell.
The draft Structure and Place Plan for the precinct—set to double in population in the next 25 years, is released for public comment until 11 December 2023.
The draft plan says that to achieve a more connected and easier to navigate Camberwell for all modes, streets that are currently car dominated will need to be redesigned.
Car parking will be reviewed and consolidated within existing parking areas.
The high-quality tram and train connections will be improved with upgraded, accessible tram stops.
Major new bike connections with safe intersection treatments are proposed along Burke and Camberwell Roads, which will complement the State Government’s strategic cycling corridor along the Train line from Box Hill to Hawthorn, now being planned.
Further upgrades are proposed along Prospect Hill Road, Harold Street and Redfern Road.
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