The East West Link is an 18 kilometre cross-city road connection extending across Melbourne from the Eastern Freeway to the Western Ring Road.
Peninsula Link is a 27 kilometre freeway from Carrum Downs to Mt Martha. It connects three major freeways and is transforming the way people travel around Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
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Linking Melbourne Authority is a special purpose statutory authority, responsible for managing complex road projects on behalf of the Government and the wider community.
Walking and cycling are important and sustainable modes of transport, and the design for East West Link will ensure that existing connections are maintained along the project corridor. Where appropriate, there may also be opportunities to improve current conditions.
Once built, East West Link would take east-west destined traffic off arterial roads like Alexandra Parade, enabling even greater improvements to the safety, frequency, reliability of public transport and cycling through these areas.
There may be impacts to some existing bike paths around the project area during the construction of the East West Link
It is anticipated that any impacts to bike paths, including the Capital City and Moonee Ponds Creek Trails, would be temporary. Where bike paths are impacted, an alternative route will be identified and communicated to bike path users in advance.
We will work closely with Bicycle Network Victoria and bicycle user groups throughout the planning for East West Link. Further information about impacts on bike paths will be available once the project's construction contractors are on board and detailed design is completed, expected to be from mid to late 2014.
For safety reasons, bike paths will not be constructed in the proposed East West Link tunnel.
The Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure will work with Bicycle Network Victoria and local councils to explore options for cycling infrastructure in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs.
On 9 February 2014, the Victorian Government announced plans for a significant package of public transport works as part of the East West Link project.
As part of Stage One for the project, an additional $108 million worth of works will be provided for public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians who are seeking to access the CBD by public transport.
East West Link is an integrated transport project that would benefit public transport users and drivers alike. The tunnel would remove up to 30 per cent of traffic each day from Alexandra Parade, which paves the way for public transport improvements. These include:
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