Cycling

Riding on bikes

Bike trails (maps)

Bike path upgrades

Shared pathways (walk/cycle)

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.

Current projects

  • Scotchmans Creek share path including a 3m wide concrete path between Kevin Street and Osborne Ave, bicycle repair station. 
  • Gardiners Creek Trail between Highbury Rd and High Street Rd, Burwood (supported by the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program).

Completed projects

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

  •  340m extension of the off-road cyclist/pedestrian path along Blackburn Rd, Clayton, from Duerdin St to Normanby Rd (partnership funding between Council and Monash University)
  • An upgraded section of path along a section of Dandenong Creek Trail (between Oliver Crt and Lim Crt, Mulgrave) opened in January 2017.
  • An upgraded 3 metre wide path along a 750 metre stretch of the Scotchmans Creek Trail in Mount Waverley (between the Stephensons Rd overpass and Forster Rd) opened in April 2017.
  • 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: 26 February 2021