Local planning

Local planning efforts include:

  • Input into the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail map
  • Liaising with Hobsons Bay City Council about the local TravelSmart map
  • Federation Trail surface (which was resurfaced in 2007!)
  • Safety concerns about bollards around Cherry Lake


Latest local planning news...

The Western Roads Upgrade will deliver a combination of road widening, duplications and intersection upgrades including:

  • Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook
  • Palmers Road, Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina
  • Derrimut Road, Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit
  • Leakes Road, Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina
  • Dohertys Road, Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North
  • Dohertys Road Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina
  • Forsyth Road/Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing
  • Duncans Road/Princes Freeway interchange, Werribee/Werribee South

The arterial upgrades will also include off-road bike infrastructure.

See the Bicycle Network story for further details.

The Victorian Government has signed an agreement with Transurban, and a joint venture of CPB Contractors and John Holland, to deliver and operate the West Gate Tunnel Project.

The West Gate Tunnel Project Authority reports that the project will deliver over 14 km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths:

  • a completed Federation Trail and missing links in the Kororoit Creek Trail
  • a new 2.5 km elevated veloway which will give cyclists a safe and express route to and from the city
  • connecting Spotswood and Yarraville with a new pedestrian and cycling path from Hyde Street Reserve to Spotswood Station
  • a new connection along Hyde Street and Harris Street in Yarraville which will redirect cyclists from the dangerous intersection of Somerville Road and Whitehall Street
  • a new cycling and pedestrian bridge connecting Yarraville Gardens and the Maribyrnong River
  • new, safer cycling and pedestrian bridge across Moonee Ponds Creek at Dynon Road
  • a new bridge crossing over Footscray Road at Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, avoiding the busy signalised intersection.

See the project authority web site walking and cycling for further information.

Further information is available regarding to the bike route to the city and the veloway design.

See  the Bicycle Network article for further details.


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