Box Hill to Ringwood shared use path

A 10km path connecting cyclists and pedestrians between Box Hill and Ringwood.

Project update - September 2018

The traffic lights at the intersection of New Street and Albert Street in Ringwood and the  pedestrian operated crossing on Molan Street are now switched on, providing more safety improvements for path users.

Work will start in late 2018 to complete the path between Sagoe Lane and Middleborough Road in Box Hill. The Box Hill section of path will be closed while works are undertaken. The community will be notified prior to any path closures.

We are working with Whitehorse City Council to determine the alignment for the Laburnum section, from Middleborough Road to Blackburn Station. We want to ensure we have fully assessed all of the issues and opportunities within this section including safety of cyclists and pedestrians and local environment, amenity and character.

More information about each section of the 10km path is available below.

Project details

This 10km shared use path links the vibrant Box Hill precinct to Ringwood’s key activity centre, providing both pedestrians and cyclists a direct and safe connection to public transport, community services and recreation facilities.

Key features include:

  • off-road walking and cycling paths
  • on-road bike facilities
  • links to Melbourne’s existing bike network, including the EastLink trail and Gardiners Creek trail
  • suitability for pedestrians and cyclists of all skill levels. 

Project benefits

Key benefits include:

  • a safer journey for cyclists by separating bikes from cars where possible
  • improved links to local community and businesses
  • a low-cost, sustainable travel option for commuters
  • improved access to public transport
  • an opportunity to choose active transport for travel to schools and other services along the path 
  • more recreational opportunities for cyclists and walkers
  • encouraging a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle.

View Box Hill to Ringwood bike path Alignment Report [PDF863 Kb]

Project progress

We've completed works in a number of areas along the 10km path, with more works beginning in early 2018. Here’s a snapshot of our progress so far.

Area Update
Box Hill The path between Linsley Street and Sagoe Lane opened in May 2015. We’ll complete the remaining works by early 2019.               
Laburnum We are continuing to investigate options for the shared use path alignment along this section. 
Blackburn This path from Blackburn Station to Nunawading Station opened in May 2017.
Nunawading We expect to complete this path from Nunawading Station to Walkers Road by mid 2019. 
Mitcham  The path from Walkers Road, Nunawading to Mitcham Road, Mitcham opened in July 2014. 
Heatherdale  The path from Brunswick Road to Heatherdale Station opened in May 2017. 
Ringwood  Works to connect the Heatherdale path to the Ringwood Path along Albert Street were completed in September 2018. 

Path map

The path between Linsley Street and Sagoe Lane was opened in May 2015.

The proposed path from Sagoe Lane to Middleborough Road:

  • runs along the northern side of the railway line, behind Box Hill High School
  • upgrades the existing gravel track for smoother travel
  • allows pedestrians and cyclists to use the existing underpass at Middleborough Road.

Timing

We expect to start works in this area in March 2018 and complete them by end 2018.

We are working with Whitehorse City Council to determine the alignment for the Laburnum section, from Middleborough Road to Blackburn Station. In considering the alignment of the shared use path, we are assessing all of the local issues and possible opportunities available to preserve local amenity and environment whilst making the necessary safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.

Timing

We'll continue to work with Whitehorse City Council to finalise the design and ensure the local character and environment is preserved throughout the project.

In mid 2017, we completed the Blackburn section of the path, which was delivered as part of the Blackburn Level Crossing Removal project. This path follows the south side of the railway line from Blackburn Station to Nunawading Station.

Timing

Completed 2017.

This section of the path will cross Springvale Road and travel along Walkers Road. It will also:

  • link to the path from Blackburn on the southern side of Nunawading station
  • follow the footpath on the south side of Walkers Road to link to the existing path along the railway line
  • allow you to easily cross Springvale Road. We understand you don’t want the new path to be along the existing footpath in front of the Springvale Road shops. That’s why we’re building new traffic lights across Springvale Road between the two station buildings.

Timing

We’re working with Metro Trains to refine this design. We’ll begin fitting in the new traffic lights in early 2019 and we expect to complete all works in this section by mid 2019.

Box Hill to Ringwood bike path aerial map - Walkers Road to Mitcham Station [PDF 18.5Mb]

The Mitcham section from Walkers Road, Nunawading to Mitcham Road, Mitcham was opened in July 2014. It was built as part of the Mitcham and Rooks Road Level Crossing Removal project.

The completed section provides over 800m of path for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy.

Timing

Completed in 2014.

 

 

In mid 2017, we completed this area of the path, which was delivered as part of the Heatherdale Level Crossing Removal project. The path follows the railway line from Mitcham Road to Heatherdale Station car park on Molan Street and on to EastLink.

Timing

Completed in 2017. 

The proposed works on the path along Albert Street to Ringwood will:

  • add new traffic lights at New Street so pedestrians and cyclists can cross safely
  • create new pedestrian operated signals across Molan Street for safer pedestrian access along Albert Street
  • link to the already existing walking and cycling path towards Ringwood.

Timing

Completed in September 2018. 

Contact us

Get in touch: 

Call:     (03) 9881 8730
Email:  [email protected]
Write:   VicRoads, 12 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East VIC 3151 


Contact us

Get in touch:

Call: (03) 9881 8004
Email[email protected]
Write: VicRoads, 12 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East VIC 3151

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