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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.

Enquiries: James Paterson, Manager - Engineering, on 9518 3420 or at james@monash.vic.gov.au

Upgrades in the 2017/18 financial year 

In the week beginning Monday 17 July 2017, works will start on extending an off-road cyclist/pedestrian path along Blackburn Rd in Clayton. This new 340m stretch of path will run from Duerdin St to Normanby Rd and is expected to open in late-August 2017. It will connect up with another section of off-road path – along Blackburn Rd from Duerdin St to Wellington Rd – which was created about two years ago. This project will cost about $150,000 and is being undertaken in partnership between Monash Council and Monash University.

During the works, traffic management will be in place to slow and guide vehicles and pedestrians past the work site. There will be a left lane closure on Blackburn Rd during the work period, between the hours of 9.30am-3.30pm. Pedestrians will also be detoured to the east side at the traffic lights at Normanby Rd and Duerdin St. 

Enquiries: John Emery, Project Manager, on 9518 3784. 

Other upgrades planned in the 2017/18 financial year include upgrading a section of the Melbourne Water Pipe Track and Hanover Street paths, while missing links will be filled in along Scotchmans Creek Trail and Waverley Rail Trail. 

Upgrades in the 2016/17 financial year

These upgrades have been completed in the 2016/17 year: 

  • 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.

Bike path upgrades completed in recent years

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

  • 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: 17 July 2017