There is currently no dedicated off-road cycling connection between the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre and the Croydon Major Activity Centre. The transit orientated, 20-minute neighbourhood and transit network planning objectives of both activity centres strongly encourage cycling as a priority mode for local work, school and recreational journeys.
A dedicated cycling route along the rail corridor alignment will increase the appeal of cycling along the corridor by providing a safer, convenient and more attractive option.
The connection is also regionally signiﬁcant with the inclusion in the Ringwood to Dandenong and CBD to Croydon Strategic Cycling Corridors. Its completion will create a major east-west metropolitan cycling transit corridor, extending from central Melbourne out beyond the Yarra Ranges and Dandenong. Together these signiﬁcant cycling corridors have the potential to boost tourism, work and education opportunities in the region.