Strategic Cycling Corridors

Strategic Cycling Corridors (SCC) are important transport routes for cycling and are a subset of the Principal Bicycle Network (PBN).

The SCC network supports the needs of commuter trips (to work or education) and other important trips, such as to stations, shops or schools.  

The SCC network links up important destinations, including central Melbourne city, employment and activity centres, and other destinations of metropolitan and regional significance. 

SCCs can be on and off road, on municipal and state roads and are designed to provide a safe, lower-stress cycling for transport experience. 

Five key principles underpin the SCC network. These are:  

  1. Destination focused: supports continuous cycling routes linking up significant destinations across suburbs and municipalities  
  2. Safe: encourages greater cycling for transport through the provision of safer, lower stress cycle environments. 
  3. Direct: provides cyclists with better travel time routes, often this is the shortest and most direct route. 
  4. Connected: SCCs are supported and strengthened by municipal and local cycling links that provide for end-to-end cycling trips. 
  5. Integrated: SCCs are integrated with broader transport network and are located on transport routes where cycling is a priority.  

The SCC network was reviewed and updated in 2020, drawing on international best practice, while considering the local context and extensive stakeholder input. 

You can view the updated SCC network by clicking on the interactive map below.

For further information, download the Strategic Cycling Corridor-2020 overview and FAQs.