Two new shared bike paths are set to be built to connected Ballarat's inner-northern suburbs to the train station, according to tender documents.
The tender processes are currently open for a pair of shared bike paths to run about 1400 metres through Ballarat Central and Soldiers Hill, from the corner of Lydiard Street North and Doveton Crescent to the corner of Macarthur Street and Creswick Road.
The bike paths will connect the Ballarat station precinct to the city's northern suburbs including Soldiers Hill, Ballarat North and Black Hill.
See where the bike paths will be built on the map below:
Works will include the construction of 2.5 metre wide asphalt shared paths, as well as demolition, drainage, parking bays, curbing, pedestrian crossings and tree planting.
One path will run from Lydiard Street, along the western side of Doveton Crescent, crossing Doveton Crescent and Armstrong Street North before continuing along Doveton Crescent.
It then crosses Doveton Street again, runs up the eastern side of Doveton Street North and crossing the road before entering Little Clyde Street and finishing at its intersection with Macarthur Street.
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According to the plans, Little Clyde Street will become a shared road with new speed bumps to be installed, encouraging cyclists to utilise it as a thoroughfare.
The other path will run along the southern side of Macarthur Street where the current footpath is, crossing the train line, Trench Street and Ronald Street before finishing at Creswick Road.
Most of the road crossings on both bike paths will utilise a 'wombat crossing', a raised speed bump and pedestrian crossing combination, to slow traffic as it approaches the crossings.
All but one of the crossings will give pedestrians and cyclists right of way, while the crossing at the intersection of Doveton Street North and Little Clyde Street will be signalised.
To view tender documents or lodge a tender, visit eprocure.ballarat.vic.gov.au by 12pm on Wednesday, September 29.
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