Cycling

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Bike path upgrades

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Monash Bicycle Users Group

Monash Walking and Cycling Strategy

Bike path upgrades

Council has increased spending on bike path upgrades in recent years. The increased funding responds to feedback from local residents who have said Monash needs better bike paths.

The focus continues to be on upgrading existing paths to meet modern standards. Narrow paths are being replaced with 3 metre wide concrete paths, improving safety and comfort for cyclists and walkers.

Enquiries: James Paterson, Manager - Engineering, on 9518 3420 or at james@monash.vic.gov.au

Upgrades in the 2016/17 financial year

In early January 2017, an upgraded section of path opened along a section of Dandenong Creek Trail (between Oliver Crt and Lim Crt, Mulgrave).

The following upgrade will begin in February 2017 and take about seven weeks to complete:

  • Laying a 3 metre wide concrete path along a 750 metre stretch of the Scotchmans Creek Trail in Mount Waverley (between the Stephensons Rd overpass and Forster Rd). This will replace an existing asphalt path. Detours will be in place from Monday 27 February 2017.  The work is expected to be completed by Friday 21 April.

     Please see the map for detour information  Scotchmans Creek Trail detour map (PDF, 760KB) .

These upgrades are also set to be undertaken by 30 June 2017:

  • In Oakleigh, continuing the off-road path from the Hanover Street bridge along Golf Links Ave to Princess St
  • In Clayton, continuing the new off-road path along Blackburn Rd, near Monash University. The new section will run along Blackburn Rd from Duerdin St to Normanby Rd.

Bike path upgrades completed in recent years

The following upgrades have been completed on local paths over the past few years:

  • Upgrading a section of the Dandenong Creek Trail, between Royal Oak Crt and along the rear of Oliver Crt (Mulgrave)
  • Upgrading sections of the Scotchmans Creek Trail, between Warrigal Rd and Drummond St (Chadstone) and Stamford and Huntingdale Rds (Oakleigh)
  • Filling in a 'missing link' in the Waverley Rail Trail, along Railway Parade South (between Binalong and Beatrice Aves, Chadstone)
  • Creating a 3 metre wide concrete shared path where there had been a 'goat track' along a 690-metre stretch of Blackburn Rd in Clayton, from Wellington Rd to Duerdin St. Monash University contributed $70,000 towards this $180,000 project, as the path will also benefit their students.

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Last updated: 24 February 2017