Wyndham Active Transport Strategy

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Consultation has concluded and the strategy was adopted at the June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting

The Wyndham Active Transport Strategy (formally Wyndham Pedestrian and Cycle Strategy) was adopted by Council at the June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The final strategy is available in the Document Library to the right.


We are all pedestrians at some point in every journey, and most of us cycle at some time in our lives. We all benefit when the place we live in is good for walking and cycling. For the network to be convenient and attractive for all users it needs to cater for individuals with varied abilities and confidence levels.

This Strategy builds on the achievements of the 2011 Bicycle Network Strategy which are outlined in the ‘Pedestrian and Cycle Strategy supporting document’ and is a key action from the Wyndham Integrated Transport Strategy adopted in 2016.

The vision of this Strategy is that Wyndham will have a pedestrian and cycle network that is accessible, integrated, comfortable, attractive and safer for people of all ages and abilities. In doing so the Strategy will provide Council with a strategic direction for pedestrian and cycle network planning, infrastructure provision, and education, to meet the needs of the community and deliver on the vision.

Your comments on the draft strategy are welcomed and we will be accepting them up until 6 January.

The strategy and supporting document, including accessible versions, can be accessed from the document library on the right.

Please note, you will need to register to this site before using the online engagement tools.

The Wyndham Active Transport Strategy (formally Wyndham Pedestrian and Cycle Strategy) was adopted by Council at the June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The final strategy is available in the Document Library to the right.


We are all pedestrians at some point in every journey, and most of us cycle at some time in our lives. We all benefit when the place we live in is good for walking and cycling. For the network to be convenient and attractive for all users it needs to cater for individuals with varied abilities and confidence levels.

This Strategy builds on the achievements of the 2011 Bicycle Network Strategy which are outlined in the ‘Pedestrian and Cycle Strategy supporting document’ and is a key action from the Wyndham Integrated Transport Strategy adopted in 2016.

The vision of this Strategy is that Wyndham will have a pedestrian and cycle network that is accessible, integrated, comfortable, attractive and safer for people of all ages and abilities. In doing so the Strategy will provide Council with a strategic direction for pedestrian and cycle network planning, infrastructure provision, and education, to meet the needs of the community and deliver on the vision.

Your comments on the draft strategy are welcomed and we will be accepting them up until 6 January.

The strategy and supporting document, including accessible versions, can be accessed from the document library on the right.

Please note, you will need to register to this site before using the online engagement tools.

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Please leave any feedback you have here or email the Integrated Transport Team

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

The strategy outlines well the intent of the ped/cycling needs, I would think that the challenge will be developing, if not already done so, % targets to replace car travel with other forms, focus establishing safe routes to major transport hubs eg stations.I know it is the next stage is to articulate which projects are the priority and I would think that the following projects are a priority to better connect Wyndham to the neighbouring LGA's:1) Off road connection to Geelong between the Princes Hwy and Old Melbourne Rd freeway exits and widen the seal of Old Melbourne Rd to CoGG boundary 2) Seal/widen Kirks Bridge and Edger Roads to two lanes and sealed shoulders for the weekend traffic to You Yangs and roadies3) As the area north of Tarneit grows any duplicated roads need to have an off road cycle path or bike lane to encourage commuting

Rob 6 months ago

I used to live in a town in Holland called Nijmegen, that town had great bike infrastructure with separate lanes for bikes and foot paths along side the road is a good example worth looking into . Having them separate to the roads will improve the safety. Young people ride a lot in Wyndham and we should improve the infrastructure to make it easier and safer for them to ride to their school, friends and work. Looking at how we can connect places/towns with bikes lanes and encourage adults to do more riding. An example of this is having bigger bike storage/lock up in the activity centers will courage people to use bikes as their main form of transport.

reeceg 6 months ago

There are many great bike paths in Wyndham but they lack continuity. Cyclists are required to cross or ride along too major roads to access most trails. A link from the Federation Trail at Skeleton Creek under the Princes hwy to Pt Cook has been talked about for more than a decade. A bike trail was also proposed from Werribee River Park to the mouth of the river at Werribee South more than a decade ago and was included in the original plans.S been

SWR 6 months ago

A lot more work is required to develop an interconnected network of Bike Trails and Bike Lanes across the Wyndham area. Bike Trails on all rivers, creeks and drains connecting into the Bay and Federation Trails. Also - all main and secondary feeder roads to be progressively upgraded to include minimum of 1 metre bike lanes. (An example of poor planning is the recent upgrade to Hacketts Rd, were the existing 1m bike lane disappears at the sight of the new road surface????????)It is time to include a minimum funding allocation in each yearly budget for these improvements. (Say - $1m/year.)

Maxum 6 months ago

I agree that signage that acknowledges the Indigenous cultural history is a good addition on bike/cycling tracks. I think there should be more cycling opportunities in Werribee South, as it is a great area to ride to for social riders. I notice some regional tracks are proposed, but even a direct cycling track on Duncans Road would be useful. I also notice how disconnected the cycling/pedestrian tracks are in Wyndham Vale. The newer communities located on already busy roadways, i.e. Ballan Road, would be a good area to prioritise these pathways. Some communities are completely forced into car travel, i.e. Welcome Parade, Wyndham Vale, Jubilee Estate. Pathways that link to train stations are a logical way to reduce road congestion, with bike parking/security infrastructure available at the station/destination. Having cyclists involved in the planning and delivery of the cycling infrastructure would be useful to ensure uptake and acceptance. I am not sure if the Council needs to focus closely on the Ride to School program beyond the cross-promotion of this initiative.

lisaf 6 months ago

This strategy is sorely needed to provide a framework for improvement in Wyndham. Having lived in Wyndham for almost a decade now, what is glaringly obvious to me is the issue of the missing links highlighted in the strategy. Without improvements, my children will never be able to walk or cycle to school as there is no path running between Williams Landing and Laverton. This absence of basic infrastructure is unacceptable if we're to become a more progressive municipality. I really hope that this strategy, like others of its kind, doesn't gather dust on a shelf or be gazumped by councillors who go rogue with their own brilliant ideas.

Elne 6 months ago

Cycling infrastructure is generally quite good in Wyndham, but there are some significant gaps. For example, some road crossings on bike routes are quite dangerous (middle-of-road safety zones help enormously, and on busy roads proper crossings are needed in places). There is a wonderful cycling route from Werribee Station to the Werribee Mansion, but with a gap at the point where the Federation Trail starts (cyclists need to traverse a "goat track" to get under the highway at present), and there is NO signage to indicate that the fabulous cycling path in Werribee Park even exists. I believe the strategy is addressing the need to provide cycling paths between Werribee Mansion, Werribee South Beach and Point Cook Coastal Park, but am just endorsing the need for this - both for residents in this rapidly developing region, and as a tourism drawcard.

Alan Drummond 6 months ago

Hi I work and live in Wyndham and one of the issues is two fold, the major roads have no cycling lane making riding very dangerous. For example, the road along Tarneit Road when it reaches the roundabout at Corner Shaw's and Tarneit is dangerous and has no cycling lane. Better work could be done policing cars that park on Heaths Road outside the Plaza where a cycling lane has been designated for cyclists. It has made the road safer however cars still park there on the road across from the plaza. For sports/recreational cyclist, l would like to see greater effort towards bike lanes on Bulban and Ballan roads giving us access to training grounds and enjoying the outdoors. Having walkers,joggers and bikes on the same walking tracks (like fed trail) is very problematic. Congratulations on your consultation with community and endeavouring to keep people active healthy and safe.

Cycling Mad 6 months ago

Wyndham is already home to one of Australia’s greatest cycle areas, the You Yangs. Judging by the feedback here, clearly locals are unaware this is on their doorstep. So some publicity about what’s available is obviously needed, as is safe access. A cycle path taking in Little River (where there’s a great General Store and pub) ease of access from Lara train station (a short cycle away and bike friendly cafes) and possibly monetising the mountain biking areas similar to what’s happening in the parks at Thredbo, The Snowy Mountain trails etc is possible. Locals would love any help turning the Little River train station, that is beautiful but unused, into a cafe or resting spot would be dearly appreciated. Protecting that surrounding area too is appreciated as property developers circle. Protection, safety and a unified path is the best place to start.

Catriona Rowntree 6 months ago

Looks good although you would generate and improve strategy if you set up some cameras to capture the motorbike riders and educate them on where they should be tearing through versus tearing along the river the existing pathways and throughout all the urban streets capturing this on camera and giving it to the police would help them go and speak to those idiots who keep frightening Dogwalkers pedestrians and allsorts of people who use the pods toEnjoy the extensive natural areas.

kaj1974 7 months ago

I'd like to make a couple of points about the cycle strategy:1. The Transport Strategy is now 3.5 years old, what data do you have that confirms this strategy is correct for the fastest growing population in Australia? This is what frustrates the residents of Wyndham. The council takes far too long to implement anything and this strategy is surely outdated ... please get back to me and correct me if I am wrong?2. Leakes Road upgrade. This should have been implemented >10 years ago. It appears from driving down the new sections of the road you have not taken into consideration of on road bicycle lanes but expect cyclists to ride on the footpath. If this is correct, which it appears to be, you have once again had a chance to implement something right but have again missed the mark. I live in Tarneit and have to cycle 5km out of my way to get onto the Federation Trail to ride into the city for work. Why can't you simply build a bicycle lane on Tarneit Road for everyone to use and encourage cycling in our municipality?3. Wyndham Pedestrian & Cycle StrategyAchievement from Bicycle Network Strategy December 2011 to 2016- 2016 - Leakes Road on-road bike lane and shared path/service road link (Tarneit Road to Davis Road)a. You understand this fir one is an incorrect statement as the 'on-road bike lane' is on the right hand side of the road driving to David Road, so it is a Davis Road to Leakes Road on-road bike laneb. Council, you have PLENTY of land to implement an 'on-road bicycle lane' in both directions from Davis to Leakes Road, so why didn't you do this? The Councillor who signed this off simply does not cycle in the municipality or possibly does not cycle at all. You have once again missed the mark with the bicycle infrastructure in the municipality, why do you consistently take half measures and not build bicycle infrastructure to encourage cycling in the municipality in the fastest growing municipality in Australia. Tarneit and surrounding areas have been NEGLECTED from a bicycle infrastructure perspective and it needs to change.I am more than happy to speak to anyone of the Wyndham Council about the above and other matters pertaining to bicycle infrastructure and implore you to come riding with me on a weekday to understand frustration, lack of planning and experiencing how dangerous it is to ride a bicycle in the Tarneit area, just to get to the Federation Trail.Please reach out to me

Mark Jeffery 7 months ago

Point Cook: (1) Medium term: Extend the trail along Skeleton Creek under the Princes Freeway to connect to the Fed Trail and other cycling networks on the other side of the freeway;(2) Short term: Wallace Avenue near Williams Landing Railway Station. The Point Cook side. Draw ZEBRA crossing with flashing lights to facilitate crossings of pedestrians and cyclists. It is a safety issue because there are also many vehicles on the road. There can be conflict between shoppers, commuters (in cars), cyclists and walkers.(3) Short term: install fifty cycle hoops on the south side at Wallace Avenue. The freeway's boundary fence has been cut to steal cycles that were chained to it. One can access the freeway and there can be collisions with freeway traffic. (4) Short term: clean the footpath on the Forsyth Road bridge so that we can cycle safely to the north. Seal the gravel cycle path located at the point when you descend from the Forsyth Road bridge to go to the shops on the sweeping bend. (5) Short term: Wallace Avenue. Install green bicycle lanes on Wallace Avenue.(6) Medium term: Due to the high number of cyclists, widen the footpath along the full length to 3.5m to make it a shared user path. (7) Boardwalk Boulevard: Sweep the on road bicycle lanes along the entire length.

gpsthesis 7 months ago

The pedestrian and cycle strategy is a great idea but, I would like to see an opportunity for racing cyclists (there are many in the district) to get off the roads when training and competing. To this end I would like to see the proposed cycling facilities for Lawrie Emmins Reserve, fast tracked in consultation with the local cycling club.

Barebow1 7 months ago

Although I don't live or work in Wyndham now I grew up there, and I often ride in Wyndham with my cycling group. I also lead walks there for my bushwalking club. One of my favourite routes is downstream along the river from the station, and through the Werribee River Park to Werribee Park, and on to Kay Rd and down to Werribee South. The excellent path through the Werribee RiverPark was constructed some years ago but the link from the riverside path, which passes over the river and then under the Maltby Bypass, is neither signed nor properly constructed. Many people would never find it and it's not at all pleasant to ride on a bike. This link urgently needs to be signed and properly constructed. This work would not be hugely expensive but it would be hugely beneficial.

Julia B 7 months ago

I am so glad to hear that Council is planning on improving cycling and pedestrian lanes. I am keen to ride to Werribee station for work as I don't live within walking distance and there is only one bus that services my area along Bulban road. I started riding but haven't done so for months after several close calls with buses. I do not currently feel safe sharing the road with motorists along a few very narrow sections of Cottrel street, especially the gully where the road crosses the river. After Bulban road there are no bike paths and I would love to see this improved.

JE12 7 months ago

Great work pulling this strategy together as it will provide great guidance to future planning activities. There has been a large amount of feedback from Wyndham residents that help provide an insight to the needs and expectations of pedestrians and cyclists. Quite clearly, based on the feedback and visable lack of network/infrastructure (current bike lanes and paths maps) - there is much to do!!!!!This strategy is a good start, but we now need implementation plans and funding. It was a little concerning to read that infrastructure funding "may not always be possible due to competing priorities".  The answer to this is to "Commit"  to a regular lever of funding in each Budget"!!!!!!Lets not have a Strategy and Plan of great ideas with no commitments.My key concerns with the current Strategy Plan is that it covers everything necessay for a great infrastructure, but no prioritization as to where to focus efforts and available funds.My fear is that if we provided equal weighting to everything in the strategy, we would develop fantastic joint use paths, but we could only afford minimal development. (eg: 200 metres per year.) What is needed is a detailed infrastructure plan, ongoing yearly funding commitment and project works priorities.It is clear from the feedback that residents want bike and pedestrian route to be expanded and interconnected. As a result the Wyndham Council needs to (in order of priority):1.  Connect the existing major routes (Missing Links)      Many missing link, but as a call out how about connecting       Federation Trail to      -  Werribee River Trail (West side of river)      -  Princes Freeway Trail (Missing link fron Sneydes Rd to           Werribee River)2.  Leverage existing recrational areas and Wyndam       topography and develop and create major corridors/paths/      routes across the Wyndham area.        -  Bay Trail  (Extension)        -  Federation Trail  (Extension)        -  Werribee River Trail   (Extension)              -  Skeleton Creek Trail  (Extension)        -  Lollipop Creek Trail         -  Heathdale/Hoppers Crossing Drainage Reserve Trail        -  Tarneit Creek Trail  (Extension)        -  Davis Creek Trail        -  Forsyth Rd Drain Trail        -  Laverton Creek Trail        -  Pipeline Trail  (Extension)        -  Werribee Mansion Trail  (Extension)        -  Point Cook Homestead & Coastal Park Trail        -  Werribee to Geelong Rail Trail        -  Princes Fwy Trail  (Extension)        -  Little River Trail & connection to  You Yangs TrailNote:  These trails need to be quickly established with basic earth and gravel works, then progressing to add concrete paths, crossings,drainage, signage, facilities and historical site significance notification, over an extended timeframe. (Say - Over a 10 year period)3.  As mentioned in the Strategy paper; there is a need for paths and bike lane to be developed on major road easments paths that allow residents to easily connect into the established Trails. Suggested Priorities:        -  Werribee to Werribee South/Bay Area (Duncans Rd)        -  Bulban & Ballan Rd        -  Princes Hwy & Freeway        -  Old Geelong & Heaths Rds        -  Point Cook, Aviation, Sneydes Rd        -  Sayers & Leakes Rds        -  Davis, Tarneit, Derrimut, Morris, Forsyth, Palmers Rds        4.  Establish key pedestrian and bike facilities and major         transport hubs, so there is an ease of connection to Paths      and Trails.5.  Develop and Upgrade bike lanes across Wyndam to make       riding safer.  Examples being:      -  A minimum 1metre bike lanes on road sholders. (Clearly           marked)      -  Roundabout bike lanes and cross overs clearly marked.      -  Establish road crossing over or underpasses.      -  Zero curbs at road crossings. There is much to do and we must start now, to allow the residents of Wyndam to leverage all the Paths, Trails to connect with all the Recreational and Tourists areas across the region.

Maxum 8 months ago

Hi. Although I am not a cyclist these days I despair for families & young people unable to use their bikes to get TO & FROM the You Yangs or into the surroundi ng countryside. Safe offroad access was recc. in the W. Met Shared Trail Study ages ago & Barwon Reg. too.

LRResident 8 months ago

Great to see the council planning improvements around this.In the draft strategy, analysis around travel to work is represented as single-mode. For travel to work, cycling can be the first/last part of a multi-modal trip involving public transport. Multi-modal scenario's seem to not be considered in the strategy. In The Netherlands, 50 percent of all trips that take place on the public transport system begin with a bicycle ride.The draft Strategy links in with Victoria’s Strategic Cycling Corridors. Reviewing those corridors, there is really not much substance in there within the boundaries of Wyndham. Also, those corridors seem to have been defined with a Melbourne CBD centric focus, which will mostly lend itself for long-distance cycling trips. These are not the kind of trips undertaken by the target group of this strategy, the "interested but concerned" cyclist.Regarding infrastructure, it could benefit the strategy to articulate infrastructure principles. For example, classifying roads depending on the speed of the cars travelling in them. If there’s any major difference in speed, then full separation is required (like a median with grass, or a concrete divider, etc). This approach has proven to be successful in countries with high numbers of cyclists..

jsteeman 8 months ago

Council is to be congratulated for this initiative. However what I don't see in the documentation is any plan to exploit the local geography. Like many of the most popular cycling regions in Europe, our local terrain is flat This is an absolute positive for those who see cycling as more than just a sport or recreational pursuit. The downside is the disconnects between the various s pathways and this discourages those who might otherwise commute by bike to their workplaces or to the city's business centres. For example, I would prefer to ride from Wyndham Vale to the Plaza than drive. However, once I get to Tarneit Road I am forced to ride on a very busy stretch of Heaths Road or break the law and ride on a pedestrian only footpath. Given our flat terrain and provided the bike paths are well comnected the city is well placed to be a cycling mecca just like Amsterdam. On a more specific note, a bike path from Duncans road to the Zoo and on to Werribee South is needed. The roads in Werribee South are too dangerous and do not permit family riding. I would also like to see the sealing of the pathway from the river path and under the freeway to the the Werribee River Linear Park pathway. The current connecting path is dangerous and becomes waterlogged after rain.

dnd37 8 months ago

There are a lot of shared paths that don't join up, these need to be fixed. The shared path along Sneydes road finishes at the bus stop at Princes highway, they need to join it up to the crossing not the bus stop.

Joyce 8 months ago