Bicycle Network: Directory
Maroondah City Council
Maroondah riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The City of Maroondah’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $5.85. This is above the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $628,000 and population of 107,309.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Bike path overlays/reseals
• Bicycle path upgrade: To upgrade and extend pathway system in accordance with AusRoads Guidelines
• New shared path-Jubilee Park to connect Reilly Street and Greenwood Avenue
• Kent Avenue Copenhagen bicycle lanes
• Tarralla Creek Trail upgrades
• Construction of the Sherbrook Park integrated bicycle path network rest station
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Maroondah achieved a five-year BiXE average of $2.86. This is below the Outer Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.80.
See full BiXE report available here.
See media here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network Victoria is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Maroondah and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
Bicycle Network Victoria has identified the following key projects for the City of Maroondah that need the support of local councilors:
- Ringwood to Notting Hill Pipe Track - Support this congestion busting initiative in an area with few alternatives for commuters.
- O'Shannasy Viaduct Trail - Linking the Mitcham-to-Syndal Water pipe track to the Ringwood CAD and out through Croydon, Kilsyth and out to the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail in Mt Evelyn.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
- BiXE - Increase council spending on cycling facilities. In 2011 Maroondah spent $200,000 giving a BiXE index of $1.87. The average of surrounding councils was $6.00. The City of Maroondah achieved a five-year BiXE Average of $1.94.
To view candidate statements for Maroondah go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Maroondah.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
Ringwood Lake link advances
18 May 2011. Stage one of the Larissa Avenue shared path project, which will link Ringwood Lake to the Mullum Mullum Creek, is now a reality.
The path is part of a major rejuvenation of the precinct costing $2.2M.
As well as the shared path the project includes the undergrounding of powerlines, the installation of additional street lighting and park improvements.
Maroondah Mayor Councillor Tony Dib said the the project will create a community hub connecting Ringwood Lake, Mullum Mullum Creek trail and the EastLink shared path network, including an upgrade to the entrance of the underpass to the Mullum Mullum Creek trail.
“The Lake to Creek Link project has not only improved the amenity of the area, but it has created better linkages for pedestrians and cyclists to get out and about and enjoy the beautiful natural environment of Maroondah,” Cr Dib said.
“There have been many groups contributing funding to this project. Council has contributed approximately $700,000 in addition to the project management of the works,” Cr Dib said.
As well a the Council contribution the Larissa Avenue Lake to Creek project was made possible with funding from:
- $970,000 from Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD)
- $267,500 from the Federal Government’s National Bike Paths Program
- $140,000 from the Underground Powerline Relocation Committee
- $126,000 from Melbourne Water to aid in the construction of the water sensitive urban design elements
An integral and final part of the Larissa Avenue ‘Lake to Creek Link’ project is the signalisation of the intersection of Larissa Avenue with Maroondah Highway.
Bicycle Network Victoria understands that Council has developed detailed design plans and the project awaits an early listing in the VicRoads funding program.
BiXE 2009: City of Maroondah
Maroondah City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $1.21 which is less than its BiXE 2008 of $1.94 and BiXE 2007 of $1.26. This year’s result places Maroondah well below the average Outer Councils' BiXE 2009 of $5.78 and shows that there is much room for improvement for Maroondah to meet the recommended $5 per resident threshold. Maroondah has a 3 year BiXE average of $1.47.
Maroondah City Council has opportunities to invest funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• Building the missing link in Ringwood between the Mullum Mullum Creek path south to the Ringwood Lake area and paths connecting to the paths to the south along Larissa Grove
• Bayswater Railway Station to Taralla Creek.
• Greater access from the new Eastlink path into central Ringwood
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Tarralla Creek Trail now complete
17 Jun 08 The City of Maroondah advises that the Tarralla Creek Trail is now continuous from the Dandenong Creek Trail to the Croydon Town Centre. Pedestrian lights on Canterbury Road are operational and the works, completed in March, included widening the footpath on Canterbury Rd for it to become a shared path linking to the quiet local Bungalook Road East. The project was funded by VicRoads and Council. Directional signing has also been installed along the Tarralla Creek Trail which has been widened to give better access on a shared path to the Croydon Town Centre.
The section of Mullum Mullum Creek Trail from Acacia Crt to Ringwood Street in Ringwood to connect to the EastLink Trail has also been completed providing a continuous trail from the CBD to the Croydon area.
Council Snapshot for 07/08
Feb 08 We asked the City of Maroondah what they were doing for bikes. This is what they told us:
"Projects in the last few months that have connected several missing links and upgraded trails within Maroondah :
- Completion of the Dandenong Creek Trail from Colchester Road to Liverpool Road and Retarding Basin via Chandlers Lane, funded by Parks Victoria and Knox City Council
- Construction of pedestrian lights on Canterbury Road to link Tarralla Creek Trail to the Dandenong Creek Trail via Bungalook Road East funded by Vicroads and Council
- Construction of section of Mullum Mullum Creek Trail in Ringwood to connect to future EastLink Trail, providing a continuous trail from the CBD to Croydon, funded by Parks Victoria and Council. The section is only 250m (3m wide concrete) from Acacia Crt to Ringwood Street but connects from the end of the Eastlink constructed path to the existing Mullum Mullum Creek Trail through Ringwood.
- Upgrade of path through Croydon Park to shared use standard to connect Tarralla Creek Trail to Croydon Town Centre, funded by State Government and Council
- Upgrade of directional signage along all major trails scheduled to be completed by May
- New bike lanes on Norton Road (Leigh Rd to Mt Dandenong Rd), Croydon; Dorset Road (Dandenong Creek to Mt Dandenong Rd), Croydon; Bedford Road (Warrandyte Rd to Dublin Rd), Ringwood
- Updated Parks and Paths brochure/map with all bike routes."
Members and Friends who live in Maroondah can go to their personal home page and send a thank you to the Mayor!
You can give us feedback on these projects by clicking here.
Canterbury Road duplication: Bayswater Road to Dorset Road
Dec 05 Work is under way on the duplication of Canterbury Road between Bayswater Road and Dorset Road in Bayswater North. Unfortunately only wide kerbside lanes have been included with this design.
Bicycle Network Victoria lobbied for bicycle lanes on this section of road and are very disappointed with this outcome.
Bicycle Network Victoria would like to see a good quality shared path constructed to provide safe access for residents and workers to the retail facilities and industrial parks in this area.
Maroondah Bicycle Strategy
Oct 04 The Maroondah Bicycle Strategy was adopted at the Maroondah City Council meeting on Monday 4 October 2004.
In a press release dated 21/10/04 councillor Les Willmott said the the Maroondah Bicycle Strategy is a strategic document, which provides a list of action plans to promote and encourage cycling in Maroondah. Click here for more information.
Mt Dandenong Rd bike lanes
Aug 05 Funding has been announced to install 3.9km of bike lane along Mt Dandenong Rd in Ringwood East. The lanes will run between Whitehorse Rd and Wicklow Ave in Croydon (Melway 50 G4). They will provide a link to to Ringwood Lake and Eastland Shopping Centre. Work is expected to commence by early 2006.
Improvements for trails
Sep 04 Council has resealed sections of paths along the Tarralla Creek, Dandenong Creek and Ringwood Lake Trails and will carry out work to build up the edge of the paths to remove any lip when the weather is drier.
Council also plans to erect some directional signage from the Taralla Creek Trail to the Dandenong Creek Trail and new distance signage along the Trail in the near future.
Bicycle Network Victoria provided comment on Maroondah Council's draft bicycle strategy in April. Most of our recommendations were adopted in the revised draft strategy. Public comment on the strategy closed on 31 August 2004
Principal Bicycle Network roads
These roads have been identified in the PBN and should be made more cycle-friendly:
- Maroondah Hwy
- Mt Dandenong Rd
- Canterbury Rd
- Wantirna Rd
- Heatherdale Rd
- Dorset Rd