The Ford Motor Company is putting up for sale 40 hectares of land from their Broadmeadows site. As Broadmeadows MP Frank McGuire outlined in State Parliament in the adjournment debate on September 20, it provides a great opportunity for redevelopment, including perhaps as a University campus, or as a manufacturing innovation hub. Lots of students … Continue reading Development of Ford Broadmeadows site reason to extend the Upfield Bike Path
While the community is divided on the level crossing removal proposals for Moreland Road and Bell Street, it seems everyone agrees Reynard street level crossing should be removed as part of the project. What wasn't presented for community discussion by the Level Crossing Removal Authority was a whole of line solution. Each major road level … Continue reading Media coverage: Everyone agrees get rid of Reynard Street level Crossing
An east-west linear park between Broadmeadows and Campbellfield is an important potential cycling link, that with more work, could link up with the proposed extension of the Upfield bike path. The Meadowlink linear park is a 3.2km corridor between the Craigieburn rail line and Seabrook Reserve and Merlynston Creek. Consideration needs to be given to … Continue reading Meadowlink linear Park proceeding providing important east-west cycling link.
A perfect opportunity to extend the Upfield Path along the Upfield-Craigieburn strategic cycling corridor is currently present with VicTrack doing cable upgrading and signaling work berside the Upfield rail line between Upfield station and Gowrie stations. The work requires trench digging to lay PVC pipes, and this work is currently taking place on the rail … Continue reading VicTrack upgrading cabling between Gowrie and Upfield, but Upfield Path neglected
It's time for an elevated veloway to provide decent cycle commuting infrastructure as part of the Level Crossing Removal at Moreland Road and Bell Street. The following submission was sent to the Level Crossing Removal Authority. Individual submissions can be made online up to Thursday, 9 August at Your Level Crossing. Feel free to use … Continue reading Submission: Level Crossing Removal for Moreland Road and Bell Street
A response by an advisor to the Hon Luke Donnellan, the Minister for Roads and Roads Safety, has failed to answer detailed questions about the safety for cyclists in Campbellfield. These questions were raised in an open letter dated 28 February and an email on 23 March by Extend the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield … Continue reading Minister for Road Safety fails to answer questions on cycling safety in Campbellfield
The most recent edition of the Northern Leader (16 May 2018) contains an article on the need to revitalise Campbellfield. What isn't mentioned in this article is that extending the Upfield Bike Path would be a major gateway project to the revitalisation of Campbellfield. John Englart, Campaign Co-ordinator of the Extend the Upfield Bike Path … Continue reading Upfield Bike Path extension important for revitalising Campbellfield