Murdoch Drive Shared Path

Ruth Behn
City of Melville

In June 2019, the City of Melville activated the new Murdoch Drive shared path from Leach Highway to South Street. The path follows the western side of Murdoch Drive adjacent to Piney Lakes reserve and wends its way through the local suburb. Cyclists from West Cycle, the City of Melville staff and councillors, the Mayor, representatives of the TravelSmart/Road Safety working group, local residents and school students all helped to promote the activation and participate in the video. A number of people cycled a broad portion of the path as others walked. Spot interviews were conducted with the cyclists and pedestrians for the video. A licensed drone was dispatched to provide aerial footage of the new path. Together with video clips and still photography the back drop for the short film was created. Comments about the new amenity were recorded and sound bites were later extracted to add to the videography which resulted in an upbeat, informative promotion for the shared path.

Follow this link to YouTube to see the video.

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James (Your Move)

Hi Ruth - great video - I'm particularly happy to see some familiar faces that I haven't seen in a while! You have earned 25 points for promoting AT through the launch of the new path plus a bonus 10 points for giving the inside story on how it all came together.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Ruth, thanks for sharing! It is a great bit of path (I've ridden it a few times) and provides a really good link between Murdoch and Garden City. This is a great reminder that we need to let the community know these facilities are out there.

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