Bicycle Network: Regional Routes
Strathfieldsaye Coman Trail
Strathfieldsaye's new Coman Trail named after local family
23 October 2008. The Coman Trail is a new asphalt walking and cycling trail alongside the Sheepwash Creek, serving the community of Strathfieldsaye on the south eastern outskirts of Bendigo.
The Coman Trail is important because when Stage 2 is completed it will link housing areas in the Guys Hills Road area of Strathfieldsaye to the township, school and local recreational facilities without the need for pedestrians and cyclists to cross busy Strathfieldsaye Road.
The path will go underneath the bridge that crosses Sheepwash Creek. With the help of funds from Strathfieldsaye & District Community Enterprise the council
has purchased six parcels of land for $179,800 adjacent to the Sheepwash Creek
to construct the new path.
The Mayor of Greater Bendigo Cr David Jones said the trail had been named after the Coman Family -- a respected and well known local family.
The current section of the Coman Trail runs from Club Court to the new Strathfieldsaye Recreation Reserve. Work on the next stage of the trail from the new recreation reserve to Guys Hill Road is expected to begin in the current financial year.
When the next section is complete the trail will be 1.5 kilometres long and will provide an excellent off road connection to the Strathfieldsaye Township.
The project is part of the City of Greater Bendigo Cycling and Walking Path Strategy and has been a joint project between the City of Greater Bendigo and the Strathfieldsaye & District Community Enterprise.