Cycling Corridors in Melbourne's East & South East

We’re improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians in Melbourne’s East and South East, as part of Towards Zero.

The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion into Towards Zero, a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15% on Victoria’s roads.

More specifically, $100 million has been allocated to making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Project update - January 2020

Clayton to Syndal now complete

Works are now complete on the Clayton to Syndal shared path. 

To improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists along this corridor, we’ve:

  • built a new off-road shared path along Forster Road from the Scotchmans Creek Trail to Ferntree Gully Road
  • installed new pedestrian lights on Forster Road, South of French Street
  • upgraded existing traffic lights for pedestrians and cyclists at the Forster Road on-ramp to the Monash Freeway, and at the intersection of Forster Road and Ricketts Road.

About the project

We’re making improvements to three strategic cycling corridors in the South and South East of Victoria including:

  • Melbourne CBD to Scoresby, between Warrigal Road and Waverley Road
  • Box Hill to Ashburton
  • Clayton to Syndal (formerly Chirnside Park to Mordialloc)
    • Section one: Syndal Station to Monash University
    • Section two: Monash University to Clayton Station

All three cycling corridors are expected to be complete by mid-2020.

What we’re doing to protect cyclists

To improve road safety for cyclists, we’re building cycling corridors that include:
  • well designed and maintained off-road bike paths and shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists
  • dedicated on-road bike lanes to provide separation between cyclists and drivers on busy routes
  • protected bike lanes that include a separation island to protect cyclists from traffic
  • early-start traffic lights to give cyclists a head start
  • improved line markings
  • bike lanterns at traffic signals to prevent cyclist from having to dismount at pedestrian crossings
  • improved line markings and coloured bike lanes to help make cyclists more visible to drivers
  • alternative routes
  • new cycling routes in regional Victoria.

Box Hill to Ashburton Cycling Corridor

To improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists along this corridor, we’ve:
  • applied green pavement on the existing footpath at the entrance to Hungry Jacks on Burwood Highway near Elgar Road
  • installed a pedestrian crossing and pedestrian traffic island at the intersection of Burwood Highway and Elgar Road
  • installed pedestrian operated signals and bike lanterns on High Street Road near Winbirra Parade. The pedestrian operated signal includes a green walk signal that activates a red right turn arrow to give pedestrians more unchallenged time to cross the road safely. Remaining works on this corridor include:

Remaining works along this corridor include:

  • applying line marking and installing a raised crossing at the intersection of Riversdale Road and Gurrnoong Court
  • applying line marking and installing a raised pedestrian crossing near the Riversdale Road and Sycamore Street intersection

CBD to Scoresby Cycling Corridor

To improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists along this corridor, we’ve:

  • improved the existing off-road shared path with line markings and installed raised safety platforms and sharrow street markings of a bike with two chevrons above it to indicate that motor vehicles and bicycles are to share the lane
  • improved crossings at high-risk locations including Drummond Street, Park Road, Estelle Street, Stanley Avenue, and Bogong Avenue with raised safety platforms, sharrows and line markings 
  • installed new pedestrian operated signals and bike signals at Atkinson Street, Forster Road and Waverley Road
  • provided safer pedestrian and cyclist access by improving the existing path with signs and line markings through the Monash Aquatic Centre Car Park. 

Remaining works along this corridor include:

  • improving the crossing at the Holmesglen TAFE entrance. 

Clayton to Syndal

Section one

Syndal Station to Monash University
The safety improvements we’ve made include:
  • installing a new off-road shared path and sections of dedicated bike path along Forster Road and Gardiner Road from Monash University to Scotchmans Creek Trail
  • installing new traffic lights and bike lanterns on:
    • Forster Road (South of French Street)
    • Monash Freeway off ramp at Forster Road
    • Waverley Road (near Anthony Drive)
  • improving existing traffic lights to include dedicated pedestrian operated signals and bike signals at several locations. 

Section two

Monash University to Clayton Station
The safety improvements we’ve made include:
  • installing on-road bike path facilities including improved crossings and sharrow street markings of a bike with two chevrons above it to indicate that motor vehicles and bicycles are to share the lane on: 
    • Cobain Street
    • Princes Highway service road
    • Lantana Street and
    • Kanooka Grove
  • installing new traffic lights on Princes Highway (near Cobain Street) & Carinish Road (near Kanooka Grove)
  • improving existing traffic lights with new bike lanterns at the Monash University and Wellington Road bus interchange
  • installing off-road shared bike path along Browns Road 

 smaller map showing Cycling Corridors for South and Slouth East areas

View a larger version of the cycling corridor safety improvements map [JPG 551Kb]

Contact us

If you’d like more information on the project, please get in touch.

Email[email protected]

Project timeline
Milestone Title Milestone Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming
)
September 2017 Community Consultation Completed
Project announcement May 2018 Completed
Late 2018 Start of works Completed
End of 2019 End of works Upcoming

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