You can find on this page the Melbourne streets map to print and to download in PDF. The Melbourne roads map presents the road network, main roads, routes and motorways of Melbourne in Victoria - Australia.
The Melbourne streets map shows all street network and main roads of Melbourne. This streets map of Melbourne will allow you to find your routes through the streets of Melbourne in Victoria - Australia. The Melbourne streets map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The debate over who actually named Melbourne streets, and to whom those names indeed refer, is less important than their evolving role as socio-cultural signifiers. It was a Richard Bourke but not Sir Richard Bourke who named many of Melbourne streets, but as street names were initially chaulked on blackboards, names were often changed by fancy. Elizabeth Street as its shown in Melbourne streets map, the wife of Governor Bourke, although there is a difference of opinion. It was stated in a Melbourne publication that it was a compliment paid by Sir Richard Bourke to one of his daughters; but I am assured, on the authority of Mr. Hoddle, that it was meant for Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of English history. Little Bourke Street Started as Synagogue Lane, then Little Queen Street, then Bourke Lane.
When surveyor Robert Hoddle laid out the Hoddle Grid in 1837, he designed what would become Melbourne signature: wide boulevards, alternating streets and smaller lanes, all laid out in a north-south grid as its mentioned in Melbourne streets map. It makes the city easy to navigate and of course, sparked a thousand debates. Bourke Street is the heart of the Hoddle Grid. There are heaps of shopping and food options (like Fancy Hank, Madame Brussels and Heroes), trams are plentiful, and the pedestrianised Bourke Street Mall, along with wide pavements, make it easy to navigate. Russell Street is a bit of an unsung hero of the CBD. It has some brilliant restaurants, like Izakaya Den, and it is here to party with divey great time bar Heartbreaker, 24-hour ramen joint Shujinko, 24-hour Greek joint Stalactites.
On Swanston Street as you can see in Melbourne streets map many of the shops are touristy, and the hordes of people make it difficult to move quickly. But Swanston Street is a victim of its own success. There are many fantastic eateries, the best bike lane in the CBD, and frequent trams. Lonsdale Street was not always the respectable citizen it is now. The heart of the infamous Little Lon district, it once was the capital of Melbourne red-light district, home to dens of iniquity, ladies of the night, gangsters and sly grog. La Trobe Street was not even included in Robert Hoddle original plan for the Hoddle Grid (it came a year later), and really, would we miss it if it had never made it. Flagstaff Gardens is a pretty big feather in the street cap, and numerous trams make the street easy to traverse.
The Melbourne roads map shows all road network and highways of Melbourne. This roads map of Melbourne will allow you to find your routes through the roads and motorways of Melbourne in Victoria - Australia. The Melbourne roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
There are over 342 kilometres of roads within the municipality of Melbourne as its shown in Melbourne roads map. The majority of these roads, along with associated footpath, kerb and channel, drainage, and vehicular and pedestrian bridges, are the responsibility of the City of Melbourne. City of Melbourne is responsible for creating or changing the names of roads and streets, and for allocating numbers to properties within the municipality. We clean streets regularly and are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining street and road infrastructure in the municipality.
M roads as you can see in Melbourne roads map are duplicated (dual carriageway) roadways with at least two lanes in each direction. The majority of these roadways are built to freeway standard, however some sections in rural areas are of highway standard with other roads intersecting them instead of interchanges. In rural areas, they provide high standard links between Melbourne, other capital cities and major regional centres. Within Melbourne, they are urban freeways or tollways. Many "M" roads in Melbourne have freeway exit numbers installed along them. This allows drivers unfamiliar with the area to easily identify exits rather than rely just on a road or suburb name. It also gives drivers a sense of how far to their required exit so they can plan lane changes well in advance.
In rural areas, these roads usually consist of a single carriageway with the majority of them having sealed shoulders and overtaking lanes in some sections. In metropolitan areas, these roads tend to be dual carriageway. They have a similar function to "M" standard roads, but generally carry less traffic. B roads as its mentioned in Melbourne roads map are generally single carriageway roadways. They are sealed and are of a good standard. They function as primary links between regions not served by "A" roads. C roads are generally single carriageway roadways. Almost all of them are sealed and their standard is determined by usage and terrain. They function as important links between population centres and also provide access links to the primary road network.