Easy Ride Routes

Easy Ride Routes will form a network of low-stress cycling routes across the City of Whitehorse. The aim is to encourage more residents to ride a bike for short, local trips.

Six priority routes ( PDF 3.56MB) have been identified that are easy and safe to navigate. The routes will use on road markings called ‘sharrows’ that encourage drivers to be aware of people on bikes and to help direct bicycle riders along routes that have low traffic volumes and speeds to make riding safer and more pleasant for everyone.

Current Status: June 2021

Construction of the Easy Ride Routes began in the May 2021.

The first route, East-West 6 (EW6 - shown in blue) runs through Burwood and Burwood East. This route was completed in in early June 2021.

The second route, East-West 2 (EW2 - shown in orange) runs through Box Hill North, Blackburn, Nunawading and Mitcham. The road markings for this route will be completed during June 2021, with signage to follow early in the 2021/22 FY.

The third route, East-West 4 (EW4 - shown in purple) runs through Mont Albert, Box Hill, Blackburn, Nunawading and Mitcham. The road markings for this route will be completed during June 2021, with signage to follow early in the 2021/22 FY.

Easy Ride Route Map June 2021

Download the top 6 priority routes map ( PDF 3.56MB)

What are the different markings?

There are a few of different types of bicycle symbols that make up the Easy Ride Routes. Learn more about them below.

Why?

Many people think that riding a bike is only done by sporty people who are super fit and active.

Riding a bike should be seen as a simple and easy form of transport and which is convenient for short trips.