Active transport

Cyclists riding on a shared user path that runs along a creek

The population is growing rapidly in Melbourne’s west, and our roads are getting more congested. To help keep Brimbank moving, we're asking for:

  • a more reliable bus network

  • increased active transport options

  • improvements to the Ballarat train line.

A reliable, quality bus network

We have to use road space more effectively so more people can travel in the west. This means more people will need to travel by a high-quality bus network.

Current bus services in Brimbank are low frequency, which makes them a less attractive option for most trips when compared to car travel.

More people will use the bus network if it is frequent, direct, reliable, fast and available all day.

We're calling for:

  • more frequent buses all day, every day, including a bus service at least every 10 to 15 minutes on the 408, 419, 420, and 425 bus routes.
  • new and extended bus services to places people want to go, such as Melbourne Airport.
  • bus priority lanes on key routes so that buses can bypass congestion.

Better cycling and walking connections

With more than 50 per cent of trips across Melbourne being less than 5 kilometres long, there is great potential to convert many of these trips to active transport – if supported by the required infrastructure.

More people would walk or cycle, as an alternative to driving, with better infrastructure.

We're calling for:

  • more funding to build safe, off-road cycle paths
  • investment to connect the missing links between key cycle routes within Brimbank
  • more bicycle parking at railway stations and town centres.
Last updated: 29 January 2024 - 4:35pm