Box Hill to Ringwood bike path

Cyclists and pedestrians can now travel along the rail corridor from Box Hill to Ringwood. 

Project update - January 2021

We’ve now finished work on the Laburnum section of the Box Hill to Ringwood bike path. We’d like to thank the local community for their patience, level of interest and feedback throughout the project’s life cycle. 

The local community can now safely travel along the rail corridor between Box Hill and Ringwood with improved access to local businesses, public transport and parks. 

The new play space in Laburnum Park will be installed by June 2021. 

For further information about the new play space, get in touch via email at [email protected] 

Box Hill to Ringwood shared use path

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Laburnum Section

The Laburnum section was the final section of the 10km Box Hill to Ringwood path to be delivered and provides a vital connection to local communities, schools and businesses. 

The newly delivered path extends from Middleborough Road along the existing asphalt path towards Laburnum station before travelling through Laburnum Park on a new concrete path that will connect to Laburnum Street. 

From there, cyclists will travel on-road along Laburnum Street to Main Street, where there will be a new dedicated off-road two-way bike path, that will run adjacent to the existing footpath and a new zebra crossing on South Parade. This link will provide safe access to Blackburn Railway Station. 

The improvements we’re made include:

  • Widening the existing path on the eastern side of the Middleborough Road bridge
  • Building a shared path through Laburnum Park
  • Installing pedestrian signals on Laburnum Street near the rail overpass
  • Reducing the speed limit on Laburnum Street to 40km/h
  • Improving line marking and signage on Laburnum Street
  • Installing a shared crossing at the Laburnum and Main Street intersection
  • Building a new off-road two-way bike path along Main Street
  • Installing a zebra crossing across Main Street and a shared crossing at South Parade
  • Changing line marking at the Main Street and South Parade intersection to give priority right of way to Main Street

About the Project

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

Key features of the project include:

  • off-road walking and cycling paths
  • new traffic and pedestrian operated signals
  • links to Melbourne’s existing bike network, including the EastLink trail and Gardiners Creek trail
  • a vital link for the local community to amenities and activity hubs.

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. 

Box Hill to Ringwood Path map

The Box Hill to Ringwood shared path has significantly improved safety and provided a vital link to local amenities and cycling paths such as the East Link Trail.

Providing safe pedestrian and cycling facilities is essential in encouraging more people to walk and ride, and ultimately, leave the car at home.  

 Image fo the Box Hill to Ringwood shared path December 2016

View larger version of Box Hill to Ringwood bike path map [JPEG 142 Kb]

Contact us

For further information please contact the project team:

Email: [email protected]

Project Timeline
Milestone Title Milestone Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming
)
Mitcham Section
Completed July 2014 Completed
Box Hill Section Stage 1 Completed May 2015 Completed
Blackburn Section
Completed May 2017 Completed
Heatherdale Section Completed May 2017 Completed
Ringwood Section Completed Sept 2018 Completed
Box Hill Section Stage 2
Completed August 2019 Completed
Nunawading Section
Completed August 2019 Completed
Laburnum Section Started June 2020 Current

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