Bicycle Network: Directory
Glen Eira Council
- Glen Eira
The layout and location of Glen Eira suggest that many transport trips could be done by bike. This has not been a strong emphasis of the Council in the past. There are signs that the Council wants to do more to help people ride bikes.
Glen Eira draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
14 May 2013. Glen Eira Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 6th June 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the City of Glen Eira now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Glen Eira riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Glen Eira Council is available here (coming soon!).
Bicycle Network Victoria needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
Glen Eira 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 Glen Eira’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $7.30. This is above the Middle Zone council average for 2012, which is $4.89. This is based upon council spending of $1,010,000 and population of 138,372.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Continuation of off-road paths, extensions to the on road network and works to improve existing conditions
• Park pathway lighting implementation: King George Reserve linking Chesterville Road to East Boundary Road
• Contribution to lighting at Packer Park Velodrome
• Loch Avenue (speed humps): Improved cyclist safety through reduction of speeds around Caulfield Grammar School
• Orrong Road: School crossing upgrade at St Joseph’s Primary School to improve safety for students crossing Orrong Road with bikes
• Olive Street (speed humps): Improved cyclist safety through reduction of speeds around Caulfield Primary School
• Cedar Street (speed humps): Improved cyclist safety through reduction of speeds around Caulfield Primary School
• Chesterville Road (pedestrian and cyclist refuge): Improved safety for cyclists crossing Chesterville Road to access shops
• Narrawong Road (wombat crossing): New crossing to link Marara Road off-road bicycle path
• Kambrook Road / Station Street roundabout (crossing): New crossing point to assist pedestrians and cyclists across Kambrook Road
• Speed cushions at four intersections: Improved cyclist safety through reduction of speeds at the intersections
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Glen Eira achieved a five-year BiXE average of $5.26. This is above the Middle Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.12.
See full BiXE report available 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 Glen Eira 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 Glen Eira that need the support of local councilors:
- McKinnon Road - The cycling network in Glen Eira could be improved by bike lanes along McKinnon Road
- Orrong Road - Continue to improve cycling conditions along Orrong Road, Elsternwick.
- Murrumbeena Rd at North Rd - With the majority of this route already having bike lanes it is time to revisit and upgrade the facility.
- Links to proposed Ormond Station Parkiteer - To maximise the benefits of Parkiteer cages in your municipality, provide high quality cycling facilites to train stations.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
To view candidate statements for Glen Eira 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 Glen Eira.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
Glen Eira Council's Bike Strategy 2010
September 2010 The Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy 2010 has been adopted.
The Strategy aims to develop infrastructure that promotes and encourages cycling as a safe physical activity for leisure and as a legitimate transport option. This will be achieved through a combination of physical improvements, considerate policy, promotion and prioritising sustainable transport options. The Strategy also addresses the needs of all types of cyclists by providing a range of safe, continuous and connected routes.
For further information regarding the Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy 2010, contact the Glen Eira Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.
Draft Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy – Public Consultation
08 June 2010 The City of Glen Eira has prepared a draft Bicycle Strategy that outlines an action plan to deliver a safe and extensive bicycle network in its municipality. Glen Eira believes it can increase cycling through a combination of physical improvements, considerate policy, promotion and prioritising sustainable transport options.
The Strategy aims to promote and encourage cycling as a safe physical activity for leisure and as a legitimate transport option. At the core are three key directions:
- Providing safe, connected and continuous bicycle routes;
- Encourage cycling through promotion and education; and
- Collaborating with external organisations to improve cycling provision.
Glen Eira is undertaking a public consultation process that aims to inform the community, seek feedback and comment.
To view the draft Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy click here. Hard copies are available for viewing at Glen Eira libraries and the Town Hall. Opportunity to provide feedback is available until Friday 2 July.
If you require further information please contact Matthew Barbetta, Recreation Development Coordinator on 9524 3333 or via email RecServices@gleneira.vic.gov.au
Public meeting to discuss the Strategy review.
From the Glen Eira Council website:
'Cycling is gaining in popularity, with more and more people opting to leave the car at home and push some peddle power instead. To assist in the planning of bike riding across the municipality, Glen Eira City Council is undertaking a review of its Bicycle Strategy. Experienced bicycle planning specialists Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is assisting Council to prepare the Strategy. Two consultation sessions have been held already and significant research undertaken.
Residents are still able to contribute their thoughts on cycling in Glen Eira by contacting Jo Neal at SKM on 9248 3208. A further consultation session to report on the key finding to date will be held on Thursday 25 February at 7pm at Glen Eira Town Hall â€” Caulfield Cup Room, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.
It is an exciting time for cycling in Glen Eira as Council, residents and key stakeholders provide input into the Strategy that will shape not only the provision of future infrastructure, but the culture of cycling in Glen Eira.'
The Glen Eira BUG is putting a lot of effort into the strategy and would appreciate your support.
BiXE 2009: City of Glen Eira
Glen Eira City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $5.44 which is an improvement on its BiXE 2008 of $1.94 and BiXE 2007 of $0. This year’s result places Glen Eira close to the average Middle Councils' average BiXE 2009 of $5. It has met the recommended $5 per resident. Glen Eira has a 3 year BiXE average of $2.46.
Glen Eira City Council has opportunities to invest in cycling infrastructure such as:
• Building the missing links along the railway corridors north-south and east-west
• Providing more high quality on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Glen Eira Council planning new bike strategy
10 November 2009. The Council is reviewing its Bicycle Strategy. There are opportunities for public consultation. See the page on this issue.
Caulfield South paths get vital crossing
14 July 2008. Campaigning parents have succeeded in convincing Glen Eira Council to build a signalised crossing on Booran Road, linking the Gunn Reserve and the Marara Road Reserve bike paths.
The crossing was considered the 'missing link' in a local network popular with families. The council is funding the $150,000 project out of its surplus as the pedestrian count does not currently meed Vic Roads' minimum requirements.
The expenditure on the new crossing will greatly increase the total value of the local paths now that they can be used more intensively.
Jul 06 An off-road shared path will shortly be constructed in Boyd Park, Murrumbeena (Mel Ref 69C5). While this is a positive development for riders in the area, a great opportunity has been missed to provide a useable route. This is due to Glen Eira council being pressured by a handful of local residents and thus voting to install a gravel path. This unfortunately overlooks the useability, safety and ongoing maintenance costs that could have been avoided if the originally intended concrete path had been installed.
We encourage you to submit your feedback to the council on this issue by clicking here.
If you would like to be kept informed of developments, please click the 'Email Updates' box
Dec 04 An off road bike track has opened in Ormond, completing a trail from Caulfield to South Rd. The new track completes the link between the existing bicycle tracks from Caulfield Station to South Rd in Bentleigh and finishes the North-South trail.
Some diseased trees were removed to maintain the width of the trail, according to Glen Eira council new trees will be planted appropriate positions along the track in autumn, the optimum planting time, to replace those removed.
Jul 03 Council received a grant from Sport and Recreation to extend the Frankston line rail trail bike route from McKinnon to Bentleigh station. The route currently runs from Caulfield to McKinnon stations through local streets and off-road paths.
Recent projects completed by council:
- Bike lanes on Bambra Rd in Caulfield (between North and Balaclava Rd)
- A shared path along Marara Road Reserve, through EE Gunn Park and Oakleigh Road reserve will benefit students at Caulfield South Primary School.