Update Wednesday 22 May 2024

To see a summary of the community's feedback about this project please view the Community Engagement Summary Report in the document library on this page.

Level Crossing Removal Project cycling corridor

The Victorian Government's Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is proposing an upgraded cycling connection between Glen Huntly Station and Caulfield Station as part of the Glen Huntly Level Crossing Removal Project. Following community engagement on proposals for Queens Avenue earlier this year, the LXRP has put forward new options that include Derby Crescent.

We want to hear your feedback on the LXRP's new options. This is an LXRP project, but we are keen to get your input so we can advocate for a solution that prioritises the needs of the community and local environment.

Project background

Council engaged with the community in January about a proposal from the LXRP to place a cycling corridor along Queens Avenue. Following that engagement Council resolved not to support any of the proposed options but to advocate for improvements to the options that would balance safe cycling, residential amenity, and the retention of trees. 

To learn more about the Queens Avenue engagement, visit Queens Avenue cycling corridor.

Proposed options

The LXRP has now provided a new fact sheet to prompt further discussion with residents about the most appropriate location and options of the cycling corridor. The fact sheet has six options for the cycling corridor, four of which are on Derby Crescent and two of which are on Queens Avenue. You can find the fact sheet in the document library on this page.

We believe that any solutions must be well designed and balance the needs of the community and the local environment. This includes the replacement, protection and retention of trees and revegetation as well as residential amenity.

Note: The LXRP has committed to landscape along the east side of Derby Crescent regardless of where the bike path ends up going and Council will encourage for those revegetation opportunities to be maximised. The LXRP commitment to landscape is outlined in its fact sheet.

Please refer to the LXRP fact sheet for further details about each option.

An on-road cycling lane on the railway side of Derby Crescent separated by a kerb from the vehicle lane. Also known as Copenhagen-style. Vehicular traffic would be restricted to one-way.

  • Derby Crescent converted to a one-way road, with speed humps and speed reduction.
  • Parking would be removed along the railway side of the street, and in front of some residences depending on traffic requirements.
  • Minimal tree loss.

Shared on-road cycling and car lanes with traffic calming measures in place.

  • Minimal changes to existing road lanes, cycling is indicated by road markings.
  • Minimal loss of trees and car parking.
  • Traffic calming may include speed humps and reduced speed limits.

Shared on-road cycling and car lanes with traffic calming measures which would also see Derby Crescent reduced to a single lane where it meets with Moodie Street.

  • Some loss of parking and trees.
  • Traffic calming may include speed humps and reduced speed limits.
  • Minimal changes to existing road lanes along Derby Crescent.
  • Cycling is indicated by road markings.

Shared on-road cycling and car lanes with traffic calming measures which would include closing Derby Crescent where it meets Moodie Street.

  • Some loss of parking and trees.
  • Traffic calming may include speed humps and reduced speed limits.
  • Cycling is indicated by road markings and would have access through the closed road section.
  • Vehicles heading North along Derby Crescent would have access through Moodie Street.
  • Vehicles heading South along Derby Crescent would have access through Normanby Avenue and Epsom Street.

This option is an off-road shared user path. It is unchanged from option one presented in January 2024.

  • A separated three-metre shared (pedestrian and bicycle) path to the west side of Queens Avenue.
  • Loss of approximately 220 trees from the road reserve.
  • No changes to road configuration of Queens Avenue.
  • More than 90 Australian native trees would be planted as part of over 400 new plants in the area.

This option is an on-road 2.5-metre-wide bicycle lane on the west side of the road, separated by a kerb from vehicle traffic. Also known as Copenhagen-style. It is unchanged from option two presented in January 2024.

  • Requires removal of 61 car parking spaces from the residential (eastern) side of Queens Avenue.
  • Pedestrians to use existing residential side footpath.
  • Retains 90 per cent of existing trees on the road reserve with 20 trees to be removed.

Option seven: none of these options.

This option would prefer none of the above proposed options, meaning no change to current street alignment, no removal of trees or parking, and no improvements to cycling infrastructure.

Public webinars and community questions

We held two online community information sessions to share information regarding the options and to answer community questions. You can find the slide deck shown at the webinar in the document library on this page.

Webinar one: 4pm to 5pm on Sunday 21 April

Webinar two: 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday 23 April

Community questions

Community questions were taken in the lead-up to the webinars, nominated below, and asked live during the webinars.

Update 26 April: Thank you for your questions, we have shared our answers below.

We can't answer questions on behalf of the Level Crossing Removal Project. They are working on responses to their questions which will be posted as soon as possible. If you have any enquiries, you can reach out to us at engagement@gleneira.vic.gov.au, or contact LXRP 24/7 on 1800 105 105 or contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

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Public questions

Answer: If any Queens Avenue proposal is chosen, the proposed driveway that may interface with the bike path would need to be designed to ensure it doesn’t impact on the safety of the cyclists. The final design will need to satisfy a Road Safety Audit.

- Glen Eira City Council


Answer: Council is not avoiding answering public questions. All questions received have been addressed at this meeting however they have also been referred to the community engagement team as they relate to a high profile, active community engagement process. It is important that the information provided in response is transparently available to all interested in the project. The questions and their responses will be published not only in the minutes of this meeting but also on the more accessible Have Your Say website.

- Glen Eira City Council


Answer: As you have correctly highlighted, Council engaged with the community in January about a proposal for Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) cycling corridor along Queens Avenue. Following that engagement Council resolved at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 6 February not to support either of the two proposed options for Queens Avenue.  Council also wrote to the Minister requesting the proposals for the cycling connection be reconsidered.

The LXRP has reconsidered the options for a Strategic Cycling Connection and have proposed a further four options in addition to the two Queens Avenue options that they had previously presented and which, in their assessment, remain viable albeit with compromises. This is detailed in their fact sheet, on our Have Your Say page.

Council is therefore now undertaking further community engagement on all six options, and, following conclusion of the consultation process, will consider all feedback received in making a final decision on the preferred option.

- Glen Eira City Council


Answer: This is an LXRP project and one that Council has an interest in if it can be successfully achieved.   However, the final decision will be made by the LXRP under the authority of the Minister for Transport Infrastructure.  

At the March session with the community the position communicated by Officers related to Council’s strong preference for no tree loss or parking loss. However, despite this preference, with the new options put by LXRP, it is clear that all options will require comprise.

Council will make a decision on what option – if any – to support or recommend having taken into consideration all the information and views gathered through the consultation process, along with the professional advice of officers on the strengths and weaknesses of each of the options. This decision will be made at the Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for 21 May. 

- Glen Eira City Council