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 have completed a preliminary audit of our local bicycle routes. The draft Banyule Bicycle Route Review is attached. This review has been of the local bicyle routes rather than state managed routes including the Principal Bicycle Network and the Strategic Cycling Corridors. We will investigate however how these work with our local routes and the routes of the trails network.

Do you have anything to add? You may regularly use a bike route in Banyule that may be great or may need improving. Let us know!

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?

Please complete the form below by 31 August

What do you have to say about cycling routes in Banyule?

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7 August, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Belmont Rd & Livingstone St needs attention. many riders reconnect with Darebin Trail via this intersection, including school kids. Unsafe!!”

7 August, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Link communities to schools with safe bike paths. 2.4 Key destinations should include schools and parks. That's where families and kids ride”

4 August, 2018

RossM says:

“A decent survey rather than 140 characters or less would be more useful.”

4 August, 2018

RossM says:

“Direct and safe commuter route between Greensborough and Eltham would be sensational. Karringal Dr and Sherbourne Rd are shocking.”

4 August, 2018

RossM says:

“On-road bike lanes/space is either patchwork or completely lacking between key centres. If you’re a bike commuter you’re dicing with death!”

28 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“"Cycling" routes? "Shared paths" with dogs, children, walkers, joggers. Many ignoring rules, etiquette. Keep left; stay vigilant & share.”

26 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“There needs to be a bike & ped trail link between Lwr Plenty and Plenty River Trail (ie over Plenty River). Suggest near Cleveland Wetland”

12 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Upgrade the Plenty river trail just near the Yarra. Cut out the hill it is extremely steep, and then rec and commuter cyclists will use it.”

12 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“LBN 11 - plenty river to main yarra trail is a very strange route. What is this for? ”

12 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Consider gradients as part of your analysis. A lack of consideration has produced some bizarre routes that no-one will ever use.”

12 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Improve commuter cycling from Montmorency to the City. It is currently horrendous.”

12 July, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Include a bike path from Greensborough to Eltham Via Montmorency with the Rail duplication. (no road crossings)”