Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
Dingley Bypass path
Linking Warrigal Rd Moorabbin through to Dandenong South, this corridor is part of the Metropolitan Trail Network
Bypass announcement delivers key link in the South East
28 May 2012 The 2012/13 Baillieu Government Budget may well have been a shocker for bikes but all is not doom and gloom as it took a $156 million major road project to step up and provide for bikes.
This project will provide the final link in a 19km path between Moorabbin and Dandenong South.
It will build on the benefits of the Dandenong Bypass which opened in 2007, and the Dingley Arterial which is now under construction through Keysborough between Springvale Road and Perry Road, and due for completion in 2013 (refer yellow on map below). Construction of the newly announced section of path (indicated in orange) will take around two years to complete.
Bicycle Network Victoria met with the Project Development team in 2011 and gave input into the final design to ensure it connected up to the locall network.
The Baillieu Government made an election commitment to provide $1 million for a 'Chain of Parks' trail which this Bypass related path eseentially achieves although the Department of Sustainability were telling us earlier this year (when they were still custodians of the Metropolitan Trail Network, which they have since dumped) that that $1 million of funding would be allocated eslewhere on the network. Bicycle Network gave our recommendations for appropriate shovel-ready priority projects on the network but alas the committed funding appears to have been spirited away.
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New path link in Dingley
14 May 2009. A new 3.5 kilometre shared path will be built along the the new Dingley Arterial road link, connecting with the path along Westall Road, Dandenong Bypass path and the EastLink Trail.
The Dingley Arterial is part of the $1.9 billion allocated to outer suburban roads program.
This bike path is an example of Premier Brumby's commitment to 'Mainstream bikes into the core of transport planning'.
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