Improvements to pedestrian and cycling connections
Creating and improving our active transport network (on-road and off-road cycling paths, pedestrian paths) increases physical activity and provides residents the option to use alternative transport to cars. In order to achieve this Council is seeking funding and delivery of pedestrian and cycling improvement works throughout the municipality to reduce congestion and increase health and wellbeing outcomes, including:
- Queen Street Bridge separate pedestrian and cyclist creek crossing
- Queen Street / Central Avenue pedestrian and cyclist improvements
- Kororoit Creek Road / Millers Road pedestrian and cyclist intersection improvement works
- Kororoit Creek Shared Trail Stages 4 and 5 at the cost of approximately $7 million
Queen Street Shared User Bridge
Council is pitching the state government for $1.5 million funding for a separated bridge that will enable pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Laverton Creek. Through 2020, the Victorian Government delivered the Queen Street Bridge Strengthening project. Disappointingly and despite a wide scale local campaign, the project did not include provision for a safe and accessible crossing for cyclists and pedestrians. The Queen Street Shared User Bridge is crucial to the local integrated transport network.
Add your voice to the campaign - visit the Queen Street Shared User Bridge webpage to find out how.
Local Area Movement Plan (LAMP)
The Local Area Movement Plan – West reviews the current issues and opportunities regarding access, connectivity and movement within Altona Meadows, Laverton and Seabrook. It builds on collected evidence obtained through site observations, traffic surveys and the experiences of the local community, and identifies objectives, strategies and actions that will improve the overall transport experience within the study area.
A northern Local Area Movement Plan will be developed in coming years.
Walking and cycling in Hobsons Bay
Walking and cycling provides an easy way to be active and improve your health, all while exploring the outdoors and helping the environment. Hobsons Bay offers formal shared paths and footpaths as well as a wide range of parks and nature reserves and friendly local streets and shopping strips. Find out more about the 40km network of coastal and inland shared trails in Hobsons Bay.