The Bay Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians which follows the coastline of Port Phillip Bay through the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
The number of pedestrians and cyclists currently using the Bayside portion of the trail exceeds safe design capacity in several locations. As the number of people using the trail is expected to increase significantly with a growing population, Council plans to address these safety issues and make changes over the next four years using a phased approach.
First upgrade to Bay Trail complete
The first section of the Bay Trail to undergo upgrades was completed in October 2017.
Cyclists and pedestrians now have dedicated paths between Sandown St and Bay St in Brighton.
“Bayside allocated more than $2.2 million in the 2017-18 budget for footpath and bike path improvements,” said Cr del Porto. This follows more than $1.2 million in upgrades over the past 6 years.
“Giving people a convenient alternative to dealing with traffic congestion is very important for the health of our city. Our wellbeing as individuals and as a community is enhanced by getting outside, putting on a helmet and enjoying the wonderful Bayside outdoors,” said Cr del Porto.
Council consulted with the community on safety upgrades to this portion of the Bay Trail in early 2017. Review the community engagement summary here