Walking and cycling are central to a sustainable, safe transport system - and we are investing heavily in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.
On this page:
- Pop-up bike lanes
- Safer CBD cycling connections
- St Kilda Road bike lanes
- Active Transport Victoria
- New paths on new projects
- Strategic Cycling Corridors
- Victorian Cycling Strategy 2019-2028
Pop-up bike lanes
The Victorian Government is investing $15.9 million to deliver improved active transport links which will help relieve congestion on our road and transport networks.
More people are taking up healthy, affordable and sustainable ways to commute to and from the CBD. The pop-up bike lanes support more people to ride their bikes on the network and connect key bike riding routes
We’re progressively planning and rolling out the new pop-up bike routes across inner city areas within local council areas, including:
- Moonee Valley
- Port Phillip
Safer CBD cycling connections
We're rolling out 100kms of new and improved cycling routes across key inner-city suburbs to make it easier and safer for people to cycle to and from the CBD.
This $13 million investment will deliver pop-up lanes to help relieve congestion and provide an alternative to public transport for those living closer to the city.
The changes will improve travel options from inner-Melbourne areas such as Footscray, Northcote and St Kilda.
St Kilda Road bike lanes
St Kilda Road will soon be safer for everyone with new bike lanes to be built to separate drivers and cyclists.
A Victorian Budget 2019/20 investment of $27.3 million will fund a new layout for one of Victoria’s busiest corridors, combining both central safety zone bike lanes and protected kerbside bike lanes.
The central safety zone will provide a separated lane for cyclists in the middle of St Kilda Road. The outer lanes will be reserved for vehicles and parking during off-peak times.
The kerbside bike lanes will be positioned closer to the kerb with a physical barrier separating cyclists from both parked cars and the road.
Active Transport Victoria
New paths on new projects
The North East Link Project includes 25 kilometres of new or upgraded shared paths or dedicated bicycle paths and approximately 10 kilometres of additional new or upgraded shared user paths as complementary project.
The missing link in the Greensborough Road path will be completed, ensuring a continuous off-road walking and cycling route along the full length of the North East Link between the M80 and the Eastern Freeway.
A new 2.5-kilometre, high-capacity commuter cycling route known as the North East Bicycle Corridor will also be completed, connecting the CBD and northern suburbs along the Eastern Freeway between Chandler Highway and Merri Creek.
The Level Crossing Removal Project is creating more than 43 kilometres of new cycling and walking paths as part of level crossing removals.
Between Caulfield and Dandenong, a new 12-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 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.
Strategic Cycling Corridors
Strategic Cycling Corridors (SCC) are important transport routes for cycling. The Victorian Cycling Strategy 2019-2028 prioritises SCCs for investment to deliver safer, more direct cycling into and across Melbourne and Victoria.
The SCC network supports the needs of commuter trips (to work or education) and other important trips, such as to stations, shops or schools.
The SCC network links up important destinations, including central Melbourne city, employment and activity centres, and other destinations of metropolitan and regional significance.
Victorian Cycling Strategy 2019-2028
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 allocated $22.7 million in the 2018-19 Victorian Budget for 12 projects 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.
- $3.0 million for the Morwell to Traralgon Shared User Path than also includes a connection to the Latrobe Regional Hospital
- $5.3 million to deliver two strategic cycling corridors connection from Herne Hill and Waurn Ponds to the Geelong CBD
- $7.9 million to complete a network of walking and cycling connections across Ballarat
- $9.1 million for the Preston to CBD cycling corridor, commencing mid-2019.
We are working on improving roads for walking and cycling in regional Victoria, spending $3 million for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project and $1 million on the proposed 112-kilometre Omeo Mountain Bike Trail.