Whitehorse City Council

Active Transport Forum

We want to hear your thoughts on our progress in improving walking and cycling in Whitehorse at Council’s first Active Transport Forum.

Wednesday 21 February
Whitehorse Centre, rear 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Drop-in any time between 5pm and 7pm
RSVP is not required.

Information about some of Council’s current and proposed walking and cycling activities will be on display and we’d love to hear what you think.

In this session, we will be looking specifically at:  

  • The development of ‘Easy Ride’ routes - cycling routes throughout the municipality that use local roads
  • The progress Council has made in implementing the walking and cycling actions contained in the ‘Whitehorse Cycling Strategy’ and the ‘Whitehorse Community Road Safety Strategy’ and
  • Walking and cycling education programs offered to the community

We encourage you to have a look at the information in the links above ahead of the drop-in session. Council officers will also be on hand to run you through the information and answer any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the session.

For further information contact:
Leah McGuinness, Strategic Transport Planner, Whitehorse City Council
Email: roadsafety@whitehorse.vic.gov.au
Phone: 9262 6333

Progress on implementing the Cycling Strategy

Cycling for transport, sport and recreation plays an important role in supporting a healthy, vibrant, inclusive and diverse community. The Whitehorse Cycling Strategy 2016 was prepared to guide Council in implementing education, infrastructure and advocacy actions that aim to increase participation in cycling across the municipality while respecting the needs of others in the community.

Some of the achievements completed for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 include:

  • Construction of stage 1 of the shared use path along the Melbourne Water pipe track land from Highbury Road, Burwood East to Ballantyne Street, Forest Hill.
  • Hosting a large number of education and behavioural programs, including Bike It, Transit, Ride to School Day, Ride to Work Day, school holiday bike skills, Bike Ed, CycleWise, Mums on Bikes and bike maintenance courses.
  • Commencing a community education campaign encouraging cyclists, pedestrians and drivers to respectfully share roads and paths.
  • Co-hosting the ‘Women’s Ride’ event with Deakin University.
  • Strong advocacy to the State Government for projects such as
    • Improvements to allow safe crossing of arterial roads,
    • Construction of a shared use path along the former Healesville Freeway Reservation,
    • Appropriate design of the Box Hill to Ringwood shared us path, and
    • Construction of a shared use path along Burwood Highway from Morack Road, Vermont South to Eastlink.
  • Modifying 5 existing traffic management devices along Hanover Road, Vermont South and 6 devices along Dorking Road, Box Hill to improve cyclist safety.
  • The installation of bicycle parking hoops at an additional 8 locations throughout the municipality.

View the pdf icon status of all actions in the Strategy (101.10kB) up to June 2017.