A new pedestrian-operated crossing at Curtin Street in Kennington is the preferred upgrade to Condon Street following a Regional Roads Victoria survey.
Residents, commuters and students were among the 507 people who had their say in a survey looking at issues relating to Condon Street.
Almost 60 per cent of responses supported the idea of a pedestrian-operated crossing between Edwards Street and the Somerville Street roundabout.
The idea of a pedestrian-operated crossing at Curtin Street proved the most popular with 40.5 per cent of people backing it.
Curtin Street provides direct access to Bendigo South East College in Flora Hill.
A crossing proposed at Kara Street, 80 metres up Condon Street, received 36.5 per cent of the vote.
Both concepts would include kerb and linemarking upgrades as well as the installation of a crossing.
"The growing communities of Strathfieldsaye and Kennington told us they want a safer place to cross Condon Street and we've listened to what they've had to say," Regional Roads Victoria regional director, northern Brian Westley said.
"We heard from more than 500 locals on our options to improve safety on Condon Street in Kennington and we'll use this important feedback to help establish a final design."
RRV will use the information from the survey to develop a final concept that will be open to further community consultation before funding is considered.
Curtin and Kara streets were the two points on Condon Street earmarked by Regional Roads Victoria as potential locations for a new pedestrian crossing.
Currently there is no pedestrian crossing on Condon Street between Edwards Street and the roundabout at Somerville Street - a stretch of 1.3 kilometres of road.
Condon Street is the main feeder road linking Strathfieldsaye to the city centre.
Feedback to Regional Roads Victoria through its Facebook page highlighted issues including safety for school children and cyclists were raised as well as concerns over driver behavior and traffic flow.
More than 60 per cent of people who completed the the mid-2018 survey were residents with the remainder using the area to commute or access employment, university or shopping.
The RRV survey summary also said community sentiment and comments had raised issues about the five-way roundabout at Condon and Somerville streets.
RRV said the roundabout was not part of the Condon Street project and was being considered as part of wider strategic-planning in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo.
"The information and feedback we have received regarding the roundabout in this project will be considered in any future planning for the intersection of Sternberg, Somerville, Townsend, Williamson and Miller Streets," the survey summary said.
Regional Roads Victoria has also been in consultation with residents about pedestrian crossings on Strathfieldsaye Road, Strathfieldsaye and the McIvor Highway in Junortoun.
Ellis Street in Kennington has also been the focus of feedback from residents with a VicRoads plan in place to establish a bike lane separating cyclists from traffic, potentially reducing the amount of car parks in the area by 18 spaces.
For more information or to see the Condon Street survey summary visit www.regionalroads.vic.gov.au
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