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Upcoming projects

Several bike path projects will begin soon, in line with Council’s decision to boost funding for cycling infrastructure.

In this 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.

Upcoming 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. This shared 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. Works are expected to begin before the end of 2014 and take about six weeks to complete
  • 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. Work on this path is expected to be completed by June 2015
  • filling in a missing link in the Glen Waverley Rail Trail, along Railway Parade South (between Binalong and Beatrice Avenues, Chadstone). Council is seeking approval from VicTrack, which owns the land, and hopes to begin this next stage of the path in early 2015.

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. Early next year, we will call for interested residents to join this group.

For more info contact James Paterson, Manager – Engineering, on 9518 3414 or at james@monash.vic.gov.au

Strategy

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

Bike paths

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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 Trail, Mount Waverley

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.

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: 17 October 2014

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