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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and the Environment

Cycling

The City of Greater Dandenong has a bicycle network of 98 kilometres of off and on-road cycling paths including the Eastlink and Dandenong Creek trails.  

This bicycle network provides a number of benefits to the community and the region including:

  • an alternate form of transportation for commuters
  • an inexpensive form of transportation
  • links between neighbourhoods, suburbs and areas of interest
  • an opportunity to create a healthier lifestyle through physical exercise
  • opportunities to access and enjoy a range of natural environments.

Whether your motivation is financial, environmental or health related, Council is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable bicycle network for you.

 

Cycling Strategy

As a form of transport, cycling is a low-cost, environmentally sustainable choice that eases traffic congestion and relieves parking pressures.  As a way of getting fit cycling is low impact, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and is an enjoyable social activity in which the whole family can get involved. 

The City of Greater Dandenong Cycling Strategy 2017-24 has been developed to encourage cycling across the municipality by improving both the opportunities and infrastructure that contribute to an improved cycling culture.

Download the Greater Dandenong Cycling Strategy 2017-24


TravelSmart Map

To view bicycle and shared paths in Greater Dandenong download the City of Greater Dandenong TravelSmart Map (PDF - 5MB). The map provides sustainable transport information on a pocket-sized street map.


Health benefits of cycling

An inactive lifestyle can lead to coronary heart disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. Regular exercise, such as cycling reduces:

  • cholesterol level
  • risk of high blood pressure.
  • risk of heart disease
  • risk of injury compared to many other recreation activities.

Further information