The Bay Trail attracts high volumes of pedestrians, dog walkers, joggers, commuter cyclists, recreational cyclists and skaters. The section of the Bay Trail between the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and Sandown Street (the existing shared use bridge) has been identified as a high risk site for accidents site given the high volume of pedestrians and cyclists that use this section and is the next priority to improve safety along the shared path.
Council is proposing to establish separated pedestrian and bicycle paths along this section of the Bay Trail by installing a three metre wide at-grade bicycle path on the foreshore above the high water mark.
The proposed bicycle path will provide a connection from the existing bicycle path at Sandown Street and will facilitate the full separation of pedestrians and cyclists at this location.
The proposed concept design illustrates the design, as well as the requirements of the path to meet mandatory requirements:
- The path must be 3m wide to meet standards.
- The look and feel will match the existing path, including the colour of the concrete.
The design also indicates proposed planting and rock sea wall.