Do you like to ride in Banyule?

Did you know that Banyule has an extensive network of 40kms of cycling routes both on and off road across the municipality?

The off road trails run through beautiful open space parks and reserves in and around Banyule and the on-road routes are on quiet local roads for maximum cyclist safety. Overall the local bicycle network is made up of 12 of these on-road bicycle routes.

Our local routes also connect to a wider network of cycling routes, across neighbouring areas, to allow cyclists to access areas outside of Banyule.

We are committed to maintaining, developing and encouraging usage of our cycling network and our work in this area is guided by the Banyule Bicycle Strategy.

Banyule Bicycle Route Review

We developed the current Banyule Bicycle Strategy back in 2009. It’s time to revisit the Strategy to make sure we are doing all we can to ensure Banyule cyclists have plenty of safe usable route options to get to where they need to be or just to get out and about.

As a first step we are taking a closer look at our local on-road routes and developing on-line cycling maps. Once developed the maps will be available on our website and will be designed to help you find a route to explore. We would like you to get involved.

How to get involved

We would like to hear about your cycling experiences in Banyule.

Do you ride to work, school, the train station, the shops, or for fun and fitness? Do you love the freedom of being on your bike? Do you have a regular bike trip that you’d like to share?

What are your suggestions for improving our local routes?

There are two different ways you can share your thoughts and we encourage you to do one or both:

1. Getting creative – submit your response in any form you like such as photographs, graphics, prose or by written response.

2. Sharing your vision – let us know what you think an ideal cycling route network would look like?

If you are 'getting creative' please submit your responses via email to transport@banyule.vic.gov.au or post to

Transport Planning,

PO Box 94, Greensborough VIC 3088 by 1 May 2018.

To 'Share your vision' please complete the form below.

All submissions in 'Getting creative' will go into a draw to win an 'active transport related' prize! The lucky winner will be notified.

What is your vision for cycling in Banyule

What would an ideal cycling route network look like?

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16 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Safe cycling routes to rail stations and schools, a bike bypass at Watsonia shops for though traffic and connectivity to main trails. Pls. ”

9 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“My vision: fosters independence and connection with nature in our children through safety, play, connectivity and adventure.”

9 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Develop cross country mountain bike trails and a decent BMX track linked to bike paths. Normalise for kids that they can have adventures. ”

9 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Safe cycle paths (<5km) to a swimming pool and indoor sports facilities. There is no safe way at a reasonable distance in Viewbank.”

9 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Need safe to school bike paths. For example along Banyule Road to Banyule Primary School. Currently a nightmare. ”

9 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Need a bridge across to Heide from the Banyule Parklands and the Yarra trail, linking to Heidelberg to avoid current and future major roads.”

4 May, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Interconnected cycleways that allow users to safely transit the area and interconnecting major cycleways without recourse to trafficed roads”

30 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“An annual festival to celebrate the joys and benefits of cycling”

30 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Provide more parking space for bicycles in prominent locations”

30 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Good signage to remind drivers to watch for cyclists.”

30 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Bicycle lanes around schools to encourage cycling to school and to reinforce to kids that roads are not only for big vehicles.”

30 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Bike lanes on Elder St and major roads, priority at traffic lights for bikes, safe for less confident riders, roads/paths cleared of debris”