The City of Monash has recently completed construction of Scotchmans Creek Trail Cycling Improvements. HDS Australia provided assistance to City of Monash in the form of road safety auditing during the detailed design stage. We are highly skilled at providing independent road safety advice, and have expertise in considering vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The road safety audit identified a number of safety findings, ranging from low to high risk, which were then addressed by Council and the design team prior to construction works in order to improve safety.
Scotchmans Creek Trail is a total 13 km on and off road trail which is a major commuter and recreational corridor for cyclists. It commences at Dandenong Creek Trail at the south end of Jells Park Lake and heads west mainly on-road initially. It passes through a number of reserves and the Monash Aquatic Recreation Centre. The 10 km off-road section begins on the north side of Waverley Road just west of the Holmesglen TAFE Waverley Campus. The off-road trail takes path users past wetlands, Valley Reserve, Fairway Reserve, the Oakleigh Golf Course, Oakleigh Recreation Centre and Caloola Reserve. There is a side connection to Chadstone Shopping Centre before the trail crosses a bridge over Warrigal Road into the City of Stonnington.
The trail improvement project focused mainly at the following four sites:
• Drummond Street, north of Allen Street in Oakleigh;
• Estelle Street, west of Huntingdale Road in Oakleigh;
• Stanley Avenue, south of Carol Grove in Mount Waverley; and
• Crosby Drive, north of Stableford Avenue in Glen Waverley.