- Western Ring Road Trail
DESCRIPTION=No image available yet
NAME=Western Ring Road Trail
HILLS=Occasional small hilly sections
PATH=Bitumen and concrete
TRAIN=Ginifer, Jacana, Thomastown, Greensborough
The Western Ring Road Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians that bridges the northern suburbs and follows the
Western Ring Road. It intercepts many other paths making possible a large variety of circuits for the recreational cyclist. [ [http://maps.vicroads.vic.gov.au/website/bikes2b/viewer.htm VicRoads - Bicycle Facilities Map] ] [ [http://www.bigyak.net.au/gmaps/vicbiketrailsgmap.html?slct2=50 Melbourne and Geelong's shared paths in Google Maps] ] [ [http://www.bigyak.net.au/bike/bike.html#melgel Melbourne and Geelong's shared paths in Google Earth] ]
Following the Path
The western end of the path starts at the end of Merino St in Sunshine West, where it branches off from the
Following the path is mainly straightforward, as it runs parallel to the
Western Ring Road. However there are some exceptions along the way. In particular these points should be reviewed before heading out for a pedal or a jog: Keilor Park Drv, Malvern and Coventry Sts, the Moonee Ponds Creek Trailintersection, Jacana Station and the Craigieburn Bypass Trailintersection.
The eastern end of the path starts at the roundabout, at the intersection of Diamond Creek Rd, the
Greensborough Bypassand Civic Drv in Greensborough, 1.2km east of the Plenty River Trailturnoff.
Going from west to east:
Federation Trail, Kororoit Creek Trail, Maribyrnong River Trail, Steele Creek Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, Merri Creek Trail, Craigieburn Bypass Trail, Edgars Creek Trail, St Georges Rd Trail, Darebin Creek Trailnorth then Darebin Creek Trailsouth, and Plenty River Trail.
West end at coord|37.825027|S|144.809997|E.East end at coord|37.689338|S|145.112656|E.
* "Bike Paths Victoria" sixth edition, 2004. Edited and published by Sabey & Associates Pty Ltd. pp133. ISBN 0957959117
* "Bike rides around Melbourne" 2nd edition, 2006, Julia Blunden, Open Spaces Publishing, ISBN 0-9752333-2-7
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