Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) 2018/2019


The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) is a joint TAC and VicRoads project to upgrade high-risk roads into some of the safest, through vital safety upgrades. 

The upgrades are part of a greater State Government campaign to encourage people to stay healthy by promoting walking and cycling.

Council is working with TAC and VicRoads on local upgrades. Funding is provided from the Victorian Government's $100 million Safe Cyclists and Pedestrians Fund, which is managed by VicRoads as part of SSRIP. 

Projects in Monash

The projects in Monash seek to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety along three Strategic Cycling Corridors and Oakleigh Activity Centre.

These projects involve innovative solutions which are new or uncommon in Monash such as: cyclist priority at raised crossings, split shared paths to save significant trees, sharrows, contraflow bike lanes, and green pavement markings. 

The following projects are being delivered in the 2018/2019 financial year. 

CBD to Scoresby Strategic Cycling Corridor - Scotchmans Creek Trail 
  • Atkinson Street to Waverley Road
    • Atkinson Street raised trail crossing & pedestrian lights 
    • New pedestrian lights in Waverley Road, near Anthony Drive
    • Raised trail crossings with cyclist priority at 4 locations 
    • Green pavement crossings at 4 locations.
Chirnside Park to Mordialloc Strategic Cycling Corridor - Nunawading Station to Clayton Station
  • Highbury Road to Syndal Station
    • Melbourne Water Pipe track Highbury Road to Cherry Street - gravel path to be delivered by Council. 
  • Dorgan Street to Lawrence Road, Mount Waverley 
    • New raised intersections to promote cyclist-friendly route
    • Change of priority at Lawrence Road/Wills Avenue
    • Sharrow linemarking to guide cyclists 
  • Forster Road & Gardiner Road, Clayton/Notting Hill
    • New pedestrian lights in Forster Road at Scotchmans Creek Trail
    • New shared path along east side of Forster Road New widened naturestrip on east side of Gardiner Road to accommodate a shared path. Innovative split path design to save significant trees along the route
  • Carinish Road to Cobain Street, Clayton 
    • New pedestrian lights in Dandenong Road near Cobain Street
    • New cycle-friendly route from Monash University to Carinish Road, including:
      • Shared path along Browns Road - Dandenong Road service road to Lantana Street
      • Raised path crossing with cyclist priority - Browns Road 
      • Raised intersections and road humps - Lantana Street & Kanooka Grove
    • New pedestrian lights in Carinish Road near Kanooka Grove.
Box Hill to Ashburton Strategic Cycling Corridor - Gardiners Creek Trail 
  • New pedestrian lights at trail crossing in High Street Road, Ashwood
Oakleigh Activity Centre - Pedestrian Improvement Project
  • North of the rail line - traffic calming/pedestrian improvement projects at various locations:
    • Hanover Street/Burlington Street
    • Hanover Street/Portman Street
    • Hanover Street/Chester Street
    • Hanover Street at existing flashing lights 
    • Station Street/Portman Street
    • Chester Street & Portman Street - linemarking. 
  • South of rail line - raised intersection & relocation of flashing lights
    •  Haughton Road/Johnson Street. 

Project benefits and outcomes

The SSRIP Program will significantly improve safety in Monash with the installation of:

  • Six new sets of pedestrian signals 
  • Three new pedestrian crossings across slip lanes along Forster Road 
  • Two new sets of pedestrian flashing lights in Oakleigh 
  • Around 2.3kms of new shared paths 
  • 12 raised intersections
  • 8 raised crossings 
  • 8 road humps 
  • Other traffic and safety treatments. 

These new assets will provide the Monash community with: 

  • Improved connectivity to public transport interchanges, Monash University and Monash Medical Centre
  • Increased pedestrian and cycling pathway options, encouraging physical activity 
  • Reduction of accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists along improved routes 
  • Safer environment for pedestrians around the Oakleigh Activity Centre 
  • New pedestrian signals across major roads, providing improved connectivity and safety. 

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Last updated: 20 December 2018