In 2021 we asked for your feedback on:

  • what you love about Alfrieda Street
  • what you think future Alfrieda Street should look like.

We used your feedback to create a vision for Alfrieda Street and prepare the draft Alfrieda Street Master Plan.

Feedback

Now we want to know what you think of this draft. We want you to read our recommendations and give your feedback.

Sections

The Master Plan includes all Alfrieda Street from Main Road East to Taylors Road. It focuses on 3 areas:

  • Civic Walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Neighbourhood Walk.

Civic walk

Civic Walk options

The Plan presents two options for the Civic Walk section. We have created 2 options with consideration for the fair allocation of space.

The difference between the 2 options is the positioning of the public realm.

  • Option 1 has the public realm on the west
  • Option 2 has the majority of the public realm on the east.

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Option 1

Option 2

See how the options compare

Master Plan objectivesOption 1Option 2
Provide a safe, welcoming public space that supports day and night-time dining culture

Large areas of continuous public realm and space for community gathering and events

2 separate areas of public realm for community gathering and events separated by road crossings

Increase space for on-street trading

No changes to existing footpath trading areas. More space would be provided

There would need to be some
removal of footpath trading outside #53 Alfrieda Street to allow room for the relocated bus stop
Increase space for events and activities

Continuous public realm that could support large events without the need for the closure of Alfrieda Street. A large space provided in front of the library
There are a number of crossing points to negotiate that will reduce the smooth flow of traffic and potentially create conflict

Reduce traffic congestionMinimal conflict points between buses and other vehicles as there are minimal crossing points to negotiate
Multiple crossing points reduce the smooth flow of traffic and create conflict points
Improve connectivity to public transport, surrounding streets and activity nodes such as St Albans Community Centre
Good connection to library, St Albans Community Centre and the Alfrieda Street Plaza
The connection to the library requires crossing over Alfrieda Street, the new plaza would require modification
Prioritise active transport (walking and cycling) over through traffic
Wide footpaths and separated bike lane
Cyclists and pedestrians have to share the footpath on the southern end and there are conflicts at the crossing points
Prioritise movement of public transport
Buses travel in one straight lineBuses have to negotiate a number of pedestrian crossings
Increase tree canopy cover and greening
All healthy mature trees will be retained as well as new trees maximising shade, canopy cover and cooling
16 healthy mature trees would be removed and new trees would not shade the road surface reducing cooling
Relocate on-street car parks along Alfrieda Street and Collins Street with no net loss of car park
Zero net loss of car parkNet loss of 8 car parks

Proposed street design

This street cross section shows the existing and the 2 proposed street designs including heat analysis for the Civic Walk.

Nature walk

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Proposed street design

This cross section shows the existing and proposed street design for the Nature Walk.

Neighbourhood walk

Objectives

  • provide safe, inviting, and accessible neighbourhood that encourages walking and cycling
  • provide safe and easy connection to shops, community hubs and green spaces
  • increase shade tree canopy and enhance urban biodiversity.

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Proposed street design

This cross section shows the existing and proposed street design for the Neighbourhood Walk.