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Walking and Cycling Strategy

There are now more than 49km of off-road, shared bicycle paths and 15km of marked on-road paths in the City of Monash.

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For more information regarding bike paths or other recreational activities, please contact Youth and Recreation on 9518 3560 or 9518 3559.

These paths are ideal for commuting and exploring the neighbourhood's attractions including:

Scotchmans Creek Trial, Mount Waverley

New bike path has opened

2 October 2013

Cyclists, walkers and joggers are now able to enjoy travelling on a continuous path along Scotchmans Creek in Mount Waverley.

A new 500-metre path has opened along the creek, filling in a 'missing link' in the Scotchmans Creek Trail between Forster Road and Waverley Road.

The majority of the path was constructed about two years ago, with the assistance of a $226,000 Federal Government grant. However, a gap remained in the middle of the path as Council needed to negotiate the purchase of two pieces of land from private landowners. Those negotiations were successfully concluded a few months ago after which construction began on the missing section. Council has contributed $170,000 towards this latest upgrade.

Filling in this missing link was one of the priorities that Council had aimed to achieve in the first year of its Walking and Cycling Strategy which was adopted in April. Council wants to keep creating a city that is walking and cycling friendly and one where residents can easily walk and cycle as their preferred form of exercise and transport.

For more information on the Walking and Cycling Strategy, visit www.monash.vic.gov.au/walkingandcycling or contact Council on 9518 3555.

The new path is part of the 11 kilometre long Scotchmans Creek Trail which bisects the Monash municipality into northern and southern sections. The trail begins at Warrigal Road and intersects with the Dandenong Creek Path at the picturesque Jells Park.

Areas of interest include sports grounds, Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Oakleigh Recreation Centre, Glen Waverley Police Academy, Brickmakers Park, Waverley and Oakleigh Golf Courses and Monash University.

Jells Park

This large regional park consists of 127 hectares of parklands and nine kilometres of bike paths.

The 11.5 hectare lake is the central feature, attracting ibis, herons, cormorants, ducks and pelicans. Ideal for cycling, kite flying, walking, jogging, fishing and picnics.

Waverley Rail Trail

The Waverley Rail Trail consists of 'on and off' road tracks. As implied by its name sake this trail runs along the Glen Waverley railway line.

This trail provides direct access to Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, the Glen Shopping Centre and connects to the Dandenong Creek Linear Trail.

Gardiners Creek Linear Trail

This off-road cycling route passes through the Gardiner's Creek Wetlands linking the Blackburn Lakes to the Main Yarra Trail.

Dandenong Creek Linear Trail

This 44 Kilometre path incorporates the following three section:
  • Lower Dandenong Creek - Patterson Lakes to Dandenong
  • Middle Dandenong Creek - Dandenong to Jells Park
  • Upper Dandenong Creek - Jells Park to Heathmont

A major feature of this trial is that it meanders through suburban areas that are richly resourced with a wide variety of parklands.

Station Trail

This off-road trail runs along the railway line from Hughesdale Station to Centre Road past Oakleigh, Huntingdale and Clayton Stations. The trail also passes the popular shopping precincts of Oakleigh, Clayton and Huntingdale.

Areas of interest include Warrawee memorial park, the Ross Town Rail Trail and Huntingdale Golf Course.

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Last updated: 12 June 2014

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