A Shorten Labor Government will commit $7 million to a new cycling path along the duplicated rail line from Greensborough to Montmorency.
The new path will connect with the existing trail network including the Diamond Creek Trail.
This investment is part of Federal Labor’s recently announced $260 million National Bike Paths Strategy to upgrade the nation’s cycling paths to encourage more people to ride bicycles to work or school and capitalise on the rapidly expanding cycling tourism market.
The path complements the Andrews Labor Government’s $530 million Stage Two Hurstbridge Line Upgrade which will provide commuters more trains, more seats and fewer delays.
Stage Two includes a brand new train station at Greensborough, the duplication of three kilometres of track between Greensborough and Montmorency and 1.5 kilometres of track between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen to allow more train services during the morning peak.
Federal Labor’s National Bike Paths Strategy is based on the fact that effective transport systems require not just rail and roads, but also bikeways and walking paths.
Our aim is to encourage Australians to enjoy the health benefits of exercise and also reduce traffic congestion by making it as easier to access public transport hubs on foot or on bicycles.