Walking and cycling are central to a sustainable, safe transport system and we are investing heavily in both in Melbourne and in regional Victoria.
The Level Crossings Removal Project is creating 17 kilometres of shared bike and walking paths between Caulfield and Dandenong, 8 kilometres of shared path connect the three new stations at Mernda and the West Gate Tunnel Project delivers 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 Government is investing $22.7 million to connect missing links on Victoria’s walking and cycling network and 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 between 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 and spending $3 million for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project and $1 million on the proposed 112-kilometre Omeo Mountain Bike Trail.