Waverley Rail Trail

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Waverley Rail Trail

WaverleyRailTrail-WarrigalRdBridge.jpg

Bridge over Warrigal Rd looking west
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cycling details
Trail difficulty Easy to medium
Hazards Road crossings
Surface Bitumen and concrete
Hills Moderate hills
Water none
Connecting transport
Train(s) Glen Waverley line
Tram(s) None

The Waverley Rail Trail is a combination of shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians and on-road bicycle route, which follows the Glen Waverley railway line from Holmesglen railway station to Glen Waverley railway station in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Shared use path form of infrastructure that supports multiple recreation and transportation opportunities, such as walking, bicycling, inline skating and people in wheelchairs

A shared-use path or mixed-use path is a form of infrastructure that supports multiple recreation and transportation opportunities, such as walking, bicycling, inline skating and people in wheelchairs. Motorcycles and mopeds are normally prohibited. A shared-use path typically has a surface that is asphalt, concrete or firmly packed crushed aggregate. In the U.S., the 1999 AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities defines a shared-use path as being physically separated from motor vehicular traffic with an open space or barrier. Shared-use paths differ from exclusive bikeways in that shared-use paths are designed to include pedestrians even if the primary anticipated users are cyclists. Some shared paths have been built as rail trails.

Cycling riding a bicycle

Cycling, also called biking or bicycling, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bikers", or less commonly, as "bicyclists". Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).

Pedestrian person traveling on foot

A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those travelling using tiny wheels such as roller skates, skateboards, and scooters, as well as wheelchair users are also included as pedestrians. In modern times, the term usually refers to someone walking on a road or pavement, but this was not the case historically.

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Following the path

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Map of the route (detailed version)

The path begins at the eastern end of Holmesglen railway station. You can either cross Warrigal Rd at the traffic lights and join the trail on the southern side of the railway line or cross the railway bridge on the northern side and continue for approximately 200m to the pedestrian crossing across the railway line. The path continues until it reaches Paringa Court. Cross Power Avenue and continue up Railway Parade South to Huntingdale Road. Cross at the traffic lights then continue through Jordanville railway station car park to Windsor Avenue. Follow it to the end then go through the Mount Waverley railway station car park and find the path at the eastern end of the platform. The path continues to Blackburn Road where you must cross at the lights and continue past Syndal railway station and up Coleman Parade to Glen Waverley railway station where the trail ends.[ citation needed ]

Holmesglen railway station railway station in Malvern East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Holmesglen railway station is located on the Glen Waverley line, in Victoria, Australia. It is located in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Malvern East, located in that suburb's eastern extremity, but also serving the adjacent suburbs of Chadstone and Ashwood. It opened on 5 May 1930. It is named after the father of Malvern Council at the time of its opening, Councillor L. W. Holmes.

Jordanville railway station railway station in Mount Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jordanville railway station is located on the Glen Waverley line, in Victoria, Australia. It opened on 5 May 1930, and serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley, as well as the adjacent Riversdale Golf Club.

Mount Waverley railway station railway station in Mount Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mount Waverley railway station is located on the Glen Waverley line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley opening on 5 May 1930.

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References

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