Wyndham City wants to encourage residents to ditch their cars and make more trips by foot or bike under an ambitious plan to make Wyndham the active transport leader of Victoria.
The Wyndham Active Transport Strategy 2020 aims to turn walking and cycling into a genuine transport mode of choice for residents going about their daily business.
A key component of the strategy is connecting the missing links in our walking and cycling paths that currently make journeys on foot, bike, scooter, wheelchair, and the like, harder than they need to be.
Here is a list of cycling and shared path upgrades for 2020/21:
- The 2.5km shared walking and cycling path link in Tarneit along the Melbourne Water pipe track reserve (between Cowies Hill and Derrimut Road), is being upgraded to provide new opportunities to actively travel without needing to drive, to shops, schools, Penrose Promenade Community Centre, Tarneit Community Centre and Julia Gillard Library, and Tarneit Station. This includes:
- New shared path link through Goddard Street Reserve (between Penrose Promenade and Brinbrook Street)
- New section of shared path on Twaites Road at Toucan Road
- Improved road crossings at Toucan Road, Twaites Road, Tableland Road, Penrose Promenade, Brinbrook Street, Crossway Avenue and Wilandra Drive.
- New shared path in Werribee linking the Glendale Court Retirement Village to the existing path network along the drainage reserve in the Heathdale Glen Orden reserve.
- New shared walking and cycling path connections in Truganina along the drainage reserve next to Talliver Terrace (between Skeleton Creek and Westmeadows Lane), and near Stony Brook Way (between Westmeadows Lane and Clearwood Drive Reserve)
- New shared walking and cycling path in Werribee through the Riverbend Historical Park, linking the Werribee River Trail and Heaths Road.