Transport Minister announces in 2022 Upfield Missing link work that was funded in 2018

Ben Carroll, Lizzie Blandthorn, Anthony Cianflone at the Upfield Bike Path (Source: Ben Carroll Twitter) This afternoon Transport Minister Ben Carroll, with Lizzie Blandthorn MP (Pascoe Vale) and Anthony Cionflone (ALP preselected candidate for Pascoe Vale) announced the missing link of the Upfield Bike Path to the Western Ring Road Path would soon be completed. … Continue reading Transport Minister announces in 2022 Upfield Missing link work that was funded in 2018

LXRP fells River Red gums at Merlynston for car parking hot asphalt with no justification

Felling a redgum beside the Upfield Bike Path at Merlynston station Two iconic River redgum trees are being felled to make way for car parking at Merlynston Station. Many cyclists cycling past the station on the Upfield path will have appreciated the shade and cooling these trees provided. No more. There was not even a … Continue reading LXRP fells River Red gums at Merlynston for car parking hot asphalt with no justification

What does the IPCC 6th assessment climate report say on cycling, and addressing local Melbourne transport mode shift

Slide 1: Cycling in the IPCC 6th Assessment Report The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) every 5 to 6 years reviews the science and solutions of climate change. The latest report, the 6th Assessment, was published in 3 parts authored by 3 working groups in 2021 and 2022. The reports provide an important review … Continue reading What does the IPCC 6th assessment climate report say on cycling, and addressing local Melbourne transport mode shift

VCAT decision in Brunswick Bunnings case supports shift to sustainable transport

Artist image of proposed Bunnings Brunswick Development. Community and Moreland Council win in VCAT against Bunnings development in Brunswick. This VCAT decision reinforces Council policies on sustainable development and supporting the shift to sustainable transport. Glenlyon Road is an important East-West cycling route and the proposed development would have had a major impact on cycling … Continue reading VCAT decision in Brunswick Bunnings case supports shift to sustainable transport

Plenty River Trail to be completed plus 7 projects funded in Northern Trails Network

Completion of the Plenty River trail with 17km of new paths, and seven cycling trails totalling 11.34km in the Northern Trails Network are being funded by the Victorian Government. It's been nearly three years since Premier Dan Andrews promised in November 2018 a major expansion of middle suburban and outer suburban parklands and trails. At … Continue reading Plenty River Trail to be completed plus 7 projects funded in Northern Trails Network

Token consultation on painting M80 overpass while ignoring actual improvement to cycling infrastructure

Major Roads Projects Victoria is doing some community engagement on cycling infrastructure. What colour to paint the pedestrian/cycling bridge over the M80 ring road - the Blaxland Road bridge. This bridge is part of the Western Ring Road Trail. Meanwhile Major Roads Projects Victoria has ignored calls for actually improving cycling infrastructure as part of … Continue reading Token consultation on painting M80 overpass while ignoring actual improvement to cycling infrastructure

Premier highlights pandemic need to remake our streets and urban areas

While watching and listening to the Premier's press conference on Wednesday 9 September, I was struck by the outline by the Premier in answer to a journalist question on the changes to the urban streetscape to allow hospitality and other economic activity to restart in a Covid-safe manner. "I fully expect ... that when some … Continue reading Premier highlights pandemic need to remake our streets and urban areas

Glenroy Level Crossing Removal ignores Craigieburn Express shared use path development

The Craigieburn Express shared use cycling path is part of Moreland Council's 10 year cycling infrastructure plan. The route follows the Craigieburn rail line providing a safe and convenient recreational and commuter cycling route from Bell Street and the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to the Western Ring Road Trail. The path is being developed in … Continue reading Glenroy Level Crossing Removal ignores Craigieburn Express shared use path development

Moreland moves to expand Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the pandemic

At the July Council meeting Moreland Council outlined a pro-active response to Covid 19 and the need to provide alternatives to public transport and more room for physical distancing in the street environment for pedestrians and cyclists. As awareness sinks in during stage 4 pandemic lockdown, it is clear we need to adapt how we … Continue reading Moreland moves to expand Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the pandemic

Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn Backtracks on Cumberland Road dedicated bike lanes

Cumberland Road - a cyclist viewIn an announcement on Facebook Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn has backtracked on a commitment to build dedicated cycle lanes along Cumberland Road, part of a connecting route between Coburg and Glenroy civic centres, and also serving many intermediate local destinations. The route has been long planned by Moreland Council … Continue reading Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn Backtracks on Cumberland Road dedicated bike lanes