Northern Trail bike path

The Victorian Government is investing $5 million to provide a safer and better-connected bicycle network link between Heidelberg Train Station and Rosanna Train Station in Heidelberg, through the Northern Trail bike path project.

About the project

The new Northern Trail bike path will link existing bike riding and pedestrian infrastructure between Heidelberg and Rosanna Train Stations, providing a safer and better-connected route for families and commuters accessing homes, shops, public transport and recreational facilities in the area. 

This active transport link will provide a range of benefits for the local communities in Heidelberg and Rosanna, that includes:

  • Safer places to walk and ride for people of varied abilities
  • Safer ways to ride to local places such as shops, schools, parks and places of work
  • A better-connected cycling network 
  • Healthier, more affordable and more sustainable ways to commute. 

What we are doing

Map of planned Northern Trail Bike Path between Rosanna and Heidelberg Train Stations. 

View a larger version of the map

As part of the Northern Trail bike path project, we will install and/or upgrade:

  • a 3-metre-wide shared user path along Studley Road from the front of Heidelberg Train Station, Burgundy Street. 
  • bicycle lanterns and safer crossing times for pedestrians and cyclists at the Burgundy Street/Studley Road intersection. 
  • a 3-metre-wide shared user path between Burgundy Street and Darebin Street, with an extension across the raised platform on Darebin Street to a new shared path at the Darebin Street/Hawdon Street intersection.
  • a northbound bicycle lane on Hawdon Street near Darebin Street.
  • signage, line marking and bicycle logos to improve motorist awareness of the presence of cyclists on both sides of Hawdon Street and Beetham Parade.
  • a raised platform with yellow priority crossing on Beetham Parade near the southern parking area at Rosanna Train Station. 
  • a 3-metre-wide shared user path and crossing facilities at the Rosanna Train Station southern parking area, connecting to the shared user path on Turnham Avenue. 
  • prams ramps, tactile ground surface indicators and Disability Discrimination Act facilities along Hawdon Street and Beetham Parade to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians of varied abilities.
  • consistent speed limit of 40km/h along Hawdon Street and Beetham Parade.
  • improved street lighting where necessary along the Northern Trail bike path.

Parking changes

As part of this project, we have proposed to remove five car parking spaces on Hawdon Street near the Darebin Street intersection two spaces on Beetham Parade opposite Rosanna Train Station and one space on Burgundy Street. Our team has identified several other parking options available in the area.

These changes will ensure enough space for a separated bike lane on this steep section of Hawdon Street, and a raised priority crossing to help cyclists and pedestrians cross into Rosanna Train Station. 

We’ll be speaking with residents most affected by this parking removal.

The Department of Transport will take the feedback from residents to the Banyule City Council meeting in March 2022, where a final decision will be made.

Contact us

If you would like more information about the project, please email us on [email protected].

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