Launceston Bike Route Network

We would like to hear your views on our plans to include bike lanes in streets around Launceston. We are seeking community feedback on four projects - Mulgrave Street, Hobart Road, Mowbray Levee, Mowbray Hill.


We would like to hear your views on our plans to include bike lanes in streets around Launceston.    We are seeking community feedback on four projects - Mulgrave Street, Hobart Road, Mowbray Levee, Mowbray Hill. 

A Discussion topic for each project is separately listed below and we encourage your comments on each project. 

Cycling around the City has been under discussion for many yearsContinue reading

We would like to hear your views on our plans to include bike lanes in streets around Launceston. We are seeking community feedback on four projects - Mulgrave Street, Hobart Road, Mowbray Levee, Mowbray Hill.


We would like to hear your views on our plans to include bike lanes in streets around Launceston.    We are seeking community feedback on four projects - Mulgrave Street, Hobart Road, Mowbray Levee, Mowbray Hill. 

A Discussion topic for each project is separately listed below and we encourage your comments on each project. 

Cycling around the City has been under discussion for many years and in June 2004 together with Sport and Recreation Tasmania we set out to collate the work gathered by various groups and individuals on the needs of cyclists in Launceston.  Our combined efforts produced a strategic document outlining the current and future direction for cycling in and around our City.

The bike plan contains proposals for commuter cycling routes.  To set this plan in motion Council adopted the Cycling Infrastructure Strategy in February 2009.

To decide how the bike routes would be done and when they would be implemented a CRISP (Cycle Route Implementation and Stakeholder Plan) was carried out.   

In 2010/2011 budget the Federal Government as part of its Job Fund, allocated $50 million for bike routes across Australia.  Our bid for funding resulted in $600,000 being allocated.  As well, the State Government allocated $155,000 to us from its Trails and Bikeway Programme.

We would like to hear your views on these bike lane proposals.  Would you use them?  Do you ride a bike? .  Even if you don't ride a bike we would still like to hear from you.

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  • Mowbray Levee Upgrade

    over 4 years ago 796 views

    The Mowbray levee is a shared cycling, pedestrian way. It is safe family friendly environment and this will only be increased by upgrading the accesses at McKenzie Street and Lytton Street.


    The Mowbray levee is a shared cycling, pedestrian way.  It is safe family friendly environment and this will only be increased by upgrading the accesses at McKenzie Street and Lytton Street. Sections of the path will be realigned and resealed.  For night time safety LED lights will be installed at intervals along the path.   From this week, you will notice crews working on the levee for the next month.  They... Continue reading

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  • Hobart Road is the main route to Youngtown and the southern suburbs. It is a very busy road with 20,000 vehicles per day. Bike lanes and road edge lines are proposed to increase cyclist safety. We would like to know your views on things like how the proposed bike lane may affect: on-street parking, driveway access, traffic flow, pedestrians.


    Hobart Road is the main route to Youngtown and the southern suburbs.  It is a very busy road with 20,000 vehicles per day.  Bike lanes and road edge lines are proposed to increase cyclist safety.  We would like to know your... Continue reading

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  • Mowbray Hill Bike Lane

    over 4 years ago 1340 views

    Mowbray Hill is the most direct route to the University, Mowbray shopping centre and all northern suburbs. We would like to know your views on things like how the proposed bike lane may affect: on-street parking, driveway access, traffic flow, pedestrians.


    Mowbray Hill is the most direct route to the University, Mowbray shopping centre and all northern suburbs. We would like to know your views on things like how the proposed bike lane may affect: on-street parking, driveway access, traffic flow, pedestrians.

    You can join our online forum to have your say or come along to a Street Meeting ... Continue reading

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  • The Launceston City Council at its Meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the outstanding Launceston Arterial Bike Network Schemes to be implemented.  Mulgrave Street is part of this Scheme.   Following consultation with the community on the proposal, minor changes have been made - installing new ' give way' signs at side streets, installing a bike sign on the junction of Meredith Crescent, new bus signs and painting on the road at side streets to make it easier for motorists to drive onto Mulgrave Street.  Contractors have been engaged to do the work - remove the existing line marking during... Continue reading

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