Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
East West: Footscray to Abbotsford corridor
Linking the Maribyrnong to the Yarra through Kensington, North Melbourne, Carlton, Fitzroy and Abbotsford.
The Eddington East West Needs Assessment identified a key bike route between the Stock Bridge on the Maribyrnong and the Collins Bridge on the Yarra.
This route was identified in the East West Needs Assesment.
It was called Project 2 and described as follows.
Upgrade to a separated or ‘Copenhagen’ standard the eastwest cycling link from the Maribyrnong Trail at Footscray to the northern CBD and on to the Capital City Trail at the Abbotsford Arts Precinct and the Collingwood Children’s Farm.
This route extends from the former stock bridge on the Maribyrnong Trail along Hobsons Road and Childers, Arden, Queensbury, Gertrude, Nicholson and Abbotsford Streets to the Capital City Trail.
This upgrade would provide a high quality parallel link to Footscray Road, connecting the northern part of the central city to the Maribyrnong and Capital City Trails. It would provide a separated east-west cycling link across the city, giving access to Footscray, Kensington, North Melbourne, Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood and Abbotsford. Estimated cost: $7 million Total length: 8.8 km