Great news for cycling enthusiasts with the Baillieu government announcing plans to link the Darebin Creek trail with the Main Yarra trail.
From yesterday's Age:
"THE biggest gap in Melbourne's web of off-road bike paths will be joined, with the Baillieu government committing $18 million to connect the dead-end Darebin Creek trail to six other bike routes.
The 1.8-kilometre extension will link the southern end of the Darebin Creek trail in Alphington with the main Yarra trail in Kew, ultimately connecting it to a 600-kilometre network of off-road trails through the suburbs.
Work on the path will begin next year and is expected to take three years to complete. It will require the construction of four bridges - a 50-metre bridge across the Yarra River and three smaller bridges across Darebin Creek."