Walking and Cycling

The North East Link project will create opportunities to build new, and improve existing, walking and cycling links throughout Melbourne’s north-east.

We are working with communities and being guided by the Strategic Cycling Corridor, part of Infrastructure Victoria’s 30 year plan, in identifying key walking and cycling infrastructure improvements.

So far this includes:

  • Completion of the long awaited North East Bicycle Corridor - a new commuter cycling route to the city along the Eastern Freeway between Chandler Highway and Merri Creek
  • A significant expansion of the Strategic Cycling Corridor network in the north-east with new on-road routes to Greensborough, Watsonia, Heidelberg, La Trobe University and connections to local shops and attractions like Heide Museum of Modern Art
  • Two new crossings of the Yarra River
  • Completing the missing link in the Greensborough Road path between Grimshaw Street and Yallambie Road
  • New and upgraded paths along Bulleen Road to improve access to schools and sporting facilities
  • Improved cycling connections to access places where people work, shop and spend time in the north-east

Early walking and cycling concepts

Explore our early concepts for walking and cycling opportunities in the project area.

Community engagement

Throughout 2018 we’ll be designing North East Link and working on the specialist studies required for planning approvals. In April 2018 we released an update on the project design work so far. We held eight community sessions between Saturday 21 April - Tuesday 01 May, 2018. Online feedback was open until 5 June, 2018.

There will be a second design update later this year, including how community feedback has informed changes.