A safe path through Alphington

The preferred route for the new Alphington Link has been selected.

Providing a safer cycling and walking path to schools, work, Melbourne’s CBD and nearby suburbs, the $9.1 million Alphington trail is set to connect the community to hundreds of kilometres of bike routes.

Extensive planning and investigations have determined the preferred route via Farm Road, which is the most direct and safest route for cyclists and pedestrians.

The off-road path will provide a local extension from the Darebin Creek Trail.

A bridge will take pedestrians and cyclists safely through part of the La Trobe Golf Course to the Darebin Creek Trail.   

For Alphington residents, this means they won’t have to travel along the busy Heidelberg Road when accessing the Darebin Creek Trail.

The path will also provide access to more than 600 kilometres of bike paths across Melbourne, including the Main Yarra Trail, Anniversary Trail and Capital City Trail.

New and improved cycling routes across inner-Melbourne suburbs gives residents more choice about how they choose to travel.

Community consultations are expected to begin in late 2021 and will inform the planning and design of the project.