Simon MacMichael April 3 2017
Cycle commuters in Melbourne are to get an elevated ‘Veloway’ to help speed them in and out of the Victorian capital’s central business district (CBD), with plans unveiled by the government of the Australian state.
The 2.5-kilometre route will be built above the city’s Footscray Road below a flyover for traffic that is also being planned by VicRoads, which manages the state’s highways, and will enable riders to bypass traffic lights.
It is being built as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project which in total includes 14 kilometres of cycling and walking paths, and will enable people riding into the CBD from Werribee to avoid motor vehicles for its entire length.
The planned infrastructure will also complete the Federation Trail cycle route which crosses the city, as well as the Kororoit Creek Trail, and the Labor government is also planning upgrades of existing off-road cycle paths.