Bike path works
Several shared path projects are underway in Monash following Council’s decision to boost funding for cycling infrastructure.
In this financial year's budget, Council has allocated $517,000 for improvements to the local cycling network, a 40% increase on the previous year. This is in response to feedback from local residents who have said Monash needs better bike paths.Current projects include:
- creating a three metre wide concrete path along a 690-metre stretch of Blackburn Rd in Clayton, from Wellington Rd to Duerdin St. Works to create this shared pathway are underway and should be completed by the end of March 2015. This path will replace an existing ‘goat track’. Monash University is contributing $70,000 towards this $180,000 project, as the path will also benefit their students
- replacing a narrow shared path along Scotchmans Creek Trail in Oakleigh, between Stamford and Huntingdale Roads. The new three metre concrete path will meet today’s safety and usability standards. Works are yet to begin but are expected to be completed by June 2015
- filling in a missing link in the Waverley Rail Trail, along Railway Parade South (between Binalong and Beatrice Avenues, Chadstone). Council has designed and tendered this project, and hopes to begin these works in the first six months of 2015. This project will need final approval from VicTrack, which owns the land.
As well as these physical works, Council is planning to establish a Monash Bicycle Users Group. This will provide local cyclists with an avenue to share information and to advocate for further bike path improvements. In early 2015, we will call for interested residents to join this group.
For more info contact James Paterson, Manager – Engineering, on 9518 3414 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The strategy considers opportunities to better cater for the needs of all people who use pathways including people in wheelchairs, parents/carers with prams, young children on scooters, as well as cyclists and walkers.
Please read: Walking and Cycling Strategy
Monash by bike
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 Trail
- Jells Park
- Waverley Rail Trail
- Gardiners Creek Trail
- Dandenong Creek Trail
- Station Trail
Cyclists, walkers and joggers are able to enjoy travelling on a continuous path along Scotchmans Creek in Mount Waverley.
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.
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.
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.
This off-road cycling route passes through the Gardiner's Creek Wetlands linking the Blackburn Lakes to the Main Yarra Trail.
- 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.
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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