Beach Road, Melbourne
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Beach Road, is a bayside suburban coastal road in Melbourne, Australia. It runs along the south-eastern side of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay, starting at its southern point in Mordialloc and ending at the intersection of South Road in Brighton. Metro-route 33 continues as Esplanade heading north to St. Kilda to become Marine Parade and after passing through St. Kilda becomes Beaconsfield Parade into Port Melbourne. In Port Melbourne route 33 travels along Bay St and Graham St ending at Williamstown Rd. Williamstown Rd then connects to the M1 West Gate Freeway.
|Length||27 km (17 mi)|
|Route number(s)||State Route 33|
|Northwest end||Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne|
|Southeast end||Nepean Highway (State Route 3), Mordialloc|
|Major suburbs||St Kilda, Elwood, Sandringham, Black Rock, Beaumaris|
Beach Road is extremely popular with cyclists. While the Bayside Trail follows the road closely, cyclists with racing bicycles usually use the road itself. According to Bicycle Victoria, over 7,000 riders were recorded using the road on one Saturday in September 2008 . Numerous cycling clubs and less formal groups use the road for training sessions for road racing and triathlon. Cycling advocacy groups are presently campaigning for the removal of on-street parking on weekend mornings. Beach Road has also been the subject of a local council and community campaign to limit truck traffic.
- "South: Route 33 - Beach Road cycling Route 33: The world's premier cycle training route". Bicycle Network. Bicycle Network. Retrieved 31 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nicholas Payne (20 July 2015). "Bayside Transport Action Group lobbying to get trucks off Beach Rd". Bayside Leader. News Corp. Retrieved 31 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nicholas Payne; Jon Andrews; Jordy Atkinson (2 July 2016). "Councils combine to demand trucks off Beach Rd on Saturday mornings". Bayside Leader. News Corp. Retrieved 31 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)