Box Hill to Ringwood shared use path

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

Project update – January 2018

The paths between Heatherdale and Mitcham Station and Nunawading and Blackburn Station are now complete, thanks to the Heatherdale and Blackburn Level Crossing Removal projects. 

In August 2017, we asked for your opinion on the path’s proposed design between Laburnum Station and Blackburn Station.

Overall we received supportive feedback for the design as it improves safety for all road users, while providing a direct connection to public transport, community services and recreation facilities. The proposed path will include:

  • upgrading a section of Laburnum Street to include an on-road bike lane
  • setting the speed limit to 40km/h
  • building a dedicated path through Laburnum Park.

We’ll keep working with Whitehorse City Council to finalise the design and to ensure the local character and environment is preserved throughout the project.

In late 2017, we provided an update on the Ringwood section of the path. Again, there was strong support for the final design, which:

  • keeps two-way traffic on Albert Street
  • has no parking impacts
  • adds new traffic lights on New Street.

Works on this section are due to begin in late January 2018. 

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
  • an on-road bike lane on certain parts of the path
  • convenience of the path running mostly along the Belgrave and Lilydale railway line
  • 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 business services
  • 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 end 2018.               
Laburnum Work on this path connecting Box Hill to Blackburn Station is expected to start in early 2019.
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 end 2018. 
Mitcham  The path from Walkers Road, Nunawading to Mitcham Road, Mitcham opened in July 2014. 
Heatherdale  This path from Brunswick Road to Heatherdale Station opened in May 2017. 
Ringwood  We’ll begin works to connect the Heatherdale path to the Ringwood path along Albert Street in early 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.

In mid 2017, we shared the final design with the local community, which was developed from the feedback we received from you. 

The proposed path from Laburnum to Blackburn Station includes the following improvements:
  • upgrading a section of Laburnum Street to include an on-road bike lane
  • setting the speed limit to 40km/h
  • widening the existing path through Laburnum Park.

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. We expect to begin works in early 2019.
 
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 2018 and we expect to complete all works in this section by end 2018.

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

We’ll begin works on this section in late January 2018 and we expect to complete them by mid 2018. We’ll update the local community before we start the works. 

Contact us

Get in touch: 

Call:     (03) 9881 8004
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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