Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
South: Dandenong to Caulfield Rail Path
This path is on both the Metropolitan Trail Network and VicRoads' Principal Bicycle Network. It represents a fanatastic opportunity to provide a strong transport function as well as recreational opportunities and would provide many key links into the CBD, Box Hill, Ringwood and Frankston CADs
Election opportunity for candidates to show support
15 August 2012 Bicycle Network has identified this project as a local council priority for the 2012 Local Government election. Candidates should be ready to support the development and full or partial funding of this project in conjunction with State Government and can tell riders in their Council area their position by posting their candidates' statement at VoteBike.
Dandenong Council can play their part for residents
8 August 2012 Dandenong Council can progress this path by publicly supporting the project and help it attract State Government funding by commissioning a preliminary design of the off road path alignment.
Grade Separation to deliver for bikes
May 2012 The Baillieu Government's 2012/13 Budget has announced the funding for the grade separation to proceed. We have been advised that the project will include bike facililities, however we are still to see the details. We will provide an update when we learn more.
We have clearly stated a preference for a path along the south side and for the crossing of Springvale Rd to be a new underpass, parallel to the rail undepass. At least one Parkiteer cage should also be provided.
Springvale Rd Grade Separation
30 November 2011 In May it was announced the Rail/Road level crossing at Springvale Road, Springvale will be removed within the State Government’s first term. This year's Budget has provided funding for design and pre-construction work at the over the next 12 months, with completion in 2014.
We have met with the design team to put forward the case to include a grade separated bike facility as part of the project as per the mainstreaming policy to help pave the way for the Dandenong Rail Corridor path's completion. Without this jewel in the crown the path will fail to meet its brief; to provide a direct and high quality route connecting the Dandenong Central Activity Area to the surrounding activity precincts and residential areas all the way to Caulfield.
The recent Westall Station upgrade included a high qulaity path within the rail reserve which helped keep the overall route alive. But will Springvale Rd kill it off?
The project team have gone away and recently presented us with a number of options for the grade separation and station precinct. A number of the options included a grade separated underpass of Springvale Rd to provide a high quality path for bikes and pedestrians. The designs looked good although the next step is potentially the biggest hurdle; will it be included in the final design?
We understand the internal business case from VicRoads, who are managing the project, to Treasury will be submitted shortly. What we dont know yet is will the underpass be delivered, or not? You can write to the Minister to help convince him that bikes count.
Rail Path needs to be completed
May 2010 The map below outlines then relatively simple job to complete this crucial link in the network.
View Dandenong to Caulfield Rail Path in a larger map
There are a number of specific improvements that can be made along this route, including:
- Build the path from Princes Highway to East Malvern Station
- Build the path from Poath Road to Princes Highway
- Review and improve as necessary existing path between Poath Road and Clayton Road
- Build path from Westall Road to Centre Road
- Build path from Eastlink to Westall Road
- Build path from Dandenong Creek to Eastlink and connect to Yarraman Station