Walking & Cycling

To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day.

We’re encouraging our community to walk and cycle to get around. Luckily for us, we’re spoilt for choice with so many beautiful parks, reserves and walking trails in Moonee Valley.

Cycling in Moonee Valley

Cycling is a healthy and enjoyable way to get around Moonee Valley. With a number of existing paths and upcoming new routes, there are more ways than ever to cycle safely.

Cycling Routes

Moonee Valley has an abundance of cycling routes to choose from, including on-road, separated and shared paths. 20kms of new bike lanes will be installed in streets around Moonee Ponds, Flemington and Travancore to make getting around even easier.

Full map of cycling routes in Moonee Valley PDF.

Cycling Groups

Meet people in the local community while getting active by joining a Cycling Group. Here are some of Moonee Valley’s cycling groups.

If you start your own group, be sure to email council@mvcc.vic.gov.au so we can add to the list.

Shared Path Safety

It is important for cyclists and pedestrians to be mindful of each other on shared paths so all users are safe. Here are some pointers on how to safely share space as a cyclist:

  • Cyclists are required to give away to pedestrians on shared paths, and to keep left unless it is impractical to do so.
  • Ring your bell or use your voice to provide a friendly warning before passing other riders or pedestrians.
  • Travel at a safe speed so you can stop quickly if necessary and take particular care around pedestrians.

Visit our Schools page for maps, Walking School Bus and safe ways to get to school.

Walking in Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley is spoiled with an abundance of beautiful spots to go for a walk. Explore Moonee Valley while getting active by going for a walk.

Parks

Moonee Valley is home to wonderful parks that are excellent spots for a walk.

Visit our Parks page to find a local park near you.  

Walking Groups

Moonee Valley is spoiled with walking paths, parks and trails. Share the experience by joining a walking group. 

If you start your own walking group, send an email to council@mvcc.vic.gov.au so we can add it to the list. 

Health, safety and environmental benefits of walking and cycling

Health

Did you know that 30 minutes of physical activity every day is a key part of a healthy lifestyle?

Walking and cycling are an easy way to integrate physical activity into your day, while being able to connect with your community.

Safety

Having less cars on the road can help reduce congestion and improve safety in Moonee Valley.

By prioritising pedestrian and cyclist safety, we are working towards making Moonee Valley streets less congested and more pleasant for community engagement.

Environment

Reduce your carbon footprint by opting for walking or cycling over driving to work or school.

If more people walk and cycle in Moonee Valley, the streets will be quieter and cleaner from less pollution from vehicles.  Together we can work towards Moonee Valley becoming net zero.

Upcoming projects

We are prioritising walking and cycling by working towards a safe, accessible and connected network of infrastructure. Moonee Valley is aiming to progress a number of key active travel projects, which are listed below.

  • Installing ‘pop up’, segregated bicycle paths on Mount Alexander Road in Moonee Ponds and Essendon as a part of the Department of Transport’s pop up cycling lane program.
  • Installing secure and accessible bicycle parking in activity centres, parks and near public transport interchanges.
  • Created new bridge connections over the Moonee Ponds Creek.
  • Improving pedestrian and cyclist safety on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.
  • Investigating bicycle connectivity improvements along Steele Creek.
  • Working with the Department of Transport to deliver onroad bicycle infrastructure on Ascot Vale Road to provide a safe and direct link between the Racecourse Road Activity Centre and Moonee Ponds Activity Centre.
  • Working with the Department of Transport to improve walking, cycling and accessibility on Woodlands Street to the Strathmore Railway Station.
  • Developing a concept plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between Essendon Fields, Strathmore and Strathmore Heights.
  • Working with the Department of Transport to implement a safe crossing point at the intersection of Ascot Vale Road and Middle Street, Ascot Vale.
  • Install pedestrian/bicycle refuge islands on Hoffmans Road and Forrester Street, Essendon.