A safer ride for cyclists along Moonee Ponds Creek

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Upgrade works on the Dean Street Underpass are complete, giving cyclists and pedestrians a safer and smoother ride along the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the upgrade reflects Council’s commitment to improving walking and cycling paths in Moonee Valley.

“Both approaches to the Dean Street Underpass had very steep grades and sharp bends, including a 90 degree and hairpin bend, making it dangerous for people using the path,” Cr Sipek said.

“The new design eliminates the sharp bends and features a straight path making it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to navigate and to also see what’s up ahead.”

The entrance to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail from Pattison Street has also been upgraded with a new alignment and retaining walls.

Deputy Portfolio holder for Integrated Transport Cr Nicole Marshall said there has been positive feedback from cyclists.

“Approximately 300 cyclists use the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail during peak times every morning and it’s also popular with pedestrians, dog walkers and students,” Cr Marshall said.

“The new alignment is far safer, and quicker, for all those using the path.”

The upgrade was funded by Council with funding contributions from Transurban and VicRoads as part of the Citylink Tulla Widening legacy funding program.

Work on the Evans Street Underpass is expected to begin in early 2019.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM