The level crossings removals along the Frankston rail line have delivered the first of a series of upgrades to the Bay Trail towards Frankston.
While major disruptions will continue along the Station Street bike route for another year as road works continue through Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, the new section of the trail at Seaford is proving a hit during the summer.
The first stage of Seaford’s new shared use path is open between Seaford Road and Kananook Station, delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project as part of the $10 million revitalisation of the area.
The 1.5 kilometre path from Seaford Road to Kananook Station is the first part of more than six kilometres of new shared use path being built in Seaford, improving links to train stations, existing walking trails and new community open space at Miles Reserve.
A boardwalk-style path has been adopted in key areas near Seaford Station and the Seaford RSL to minimise removal of mature vegetation and maintain the significance of these spaces.
The path links to 1.2 kilometres of shared path built as part of the Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal project.
Eventually more than 11 kilometres of continuous shared use path will connect Edithvale to Frankston.
More than four kilometres of new shared use path will be built as part of works to remove five level crossings in the Edithvale-Chelsea-Bonbeach section, improving connections to public transport, local shops and the beach.
At Carrum a new shared use path along Station Street will run from Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach to a new walking and cycling underpass at Eel Race Road, connecting Carrum's four new community open spaces.
Ramps at the new Karrum Karrum bridge provide links to Patterson River walking trails.
Around Carrum Station are bike hoops outside the station providing parking spaces for 54 bikes and a new Parkiteer cage which will provide safe and secure storage for 26 bikes.
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