Walking and cycling are central to a sustainable, safe transport system - and we are investing heavily in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Every major new transport project – from North East Link to the West Gate Tunnel – now include new or upgraded infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. 

Since 2015, the Level Crossing Removal Project has created more than 27 kilometres of new shared bike and walking paths as part of level crossing removals.

Between Caulfield and Dandenong, a new 17-kilometre shared path – known as Djerring Trail – has been built under the elevated parts of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line while in Melbourne’s growing northern suburbs, four kilometres of new shared paths lets people walk or ride between Mernda and South Morang.

The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver 14 kilometres of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths.

The Western Roads Upgrade includes new shared paths in the fastest growing parts of Melbourne – Truganina, Tarneit, Laverton North, Werribee and Wyndham – so more people can ride or walk to train stations, schools or shops. 

The Victorian Cycling Strategy 2018-2028 is guiding planning and investment to get more people to cycle for transport – to work, school, public transport and shops – in Melbourne and the regions.

The Victorian Government is investing $22.7 million to connect missing links on the state's walking and cycling network to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

By the end of 2019, three new cycling corridors will be developed in the south and south east of Melbourne including: Melbourne CBD to Scoresby, between Warrigal Road and Waverley Road; Box Hill to Ashburton; and paths between Monash University and Clayton and Syndal train stations.

Shared user paths will be built from Bayswater to Lilydale (the missing link in the Carrum-Warburton trail) and between Box Hill and Ringwood.

The $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrians fund - with VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission - includes:

  • $27 million for the new St Kilda Road bike lanes, separating cars from bikes
  • $9.1 million for the Preston to CBD cycling corridor, commencing mid-2019 
  • New cycle routes in regional Victoria, including shared bike path between Morwell and Traralgon.

We are working on improving roads for cyclists and pedestrians in the centres of Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo, spending $3 million for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project and $1 million on the proposed 112-kilometre Omeo Mountain Bike Trail.