Western Ring Road Trail

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Western Ring Road Trail
Length 43km
Difficulty Easy
Hills Occasional small hilly sections
Hazards Broken glass
Path Bitumen and concrete
Connecting Transport
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 freeway in Melbourne, Australia. It intercepts many other paths making possible a large variety of circuits for the recreational cyclist.[1][2][3]

Following the path[edit]

Diversions and closures[edit]

October 2011: The widening of the Westerm Ring Road is impacting on the trail - miscellaneous diversions and closures are occurring along its length as time proceeds.

The western end of the path starts at the end of Merino Street in Sunshine West, where it branches off from the Federation Trail.

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 Drive, Malvern and Coventry Streets, the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail intersection, Jacana Station and the Craigieburn Bypass Trail intersection.

The eastern end of the path starts at the roundabout, at the intersection of Diamond Creek Road, the Greensborough Bypass and Civic Drive in Greensborough, 1.2 km east of the Plenty River Trail turnoff.

Connections[edit]

Going from west to east: Federation Trail, Wellness 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 Trail north then Darebin Creek Trail south, Greensborough Bypass Trail and Plenty River Trail.

West end at 37°49′30″S 144°48′36″E / 37.825027°S 144.809997°E / -37.825027; 144.809997. East end at 37°41′22″S 145°06′46″E / 37.689338°S 145.112656°E / -37.689338; 145.112656.

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