InDaily has an extensive report on the plans presented to council on the redesign of the Frome St Bikeway. It's best to read their report containing images but in summary, there are two options. It appears signage is the most debatable point.
The $50,000 option
The first design option presented to the council:
- Would cost an estimated $50,000.
- Bike lanes would be open only during peak bike traffic times (proposed time limits
are 7-10am and 4-7pm on week days).
- Four lanes of traffic would be maintained at all times.
- On-street parking would not be allowed during peak traffic periods.
- Off-peak on-street parking would be allowed.
- There would be an impact on either the safety of people riding bikes or the
kerb-side operations of two hotels on the street during peak times (pink dotted lines).
- Peak period parking restrictions would need to be enforced on a regular basis
to ensure that bike lanes are not blocked.
The $200,000 option
The second design option presented to the council:
- Would cost an estimated $200,000.
- Kerb-side separated bike lanes would be operational full-time (possibly with the
exception of sections outside the two hotels).
- There would be four lanes of traffic during peak periods, with two lanes during off-peak
- On-street parking would be available during off-peak periods only.
- There would be impacts on hotel operations or the safety of people riding bikes (in the pink dotted line area) depending on
the final design solution.