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

Cycling an essential element for Covid19 pandemic transport response

Moreland Council meeting on 13 May 2019 adopted a Councillor resolution on Transport with some support for cycling, including fast-tracking speed limit reduction in local areas to 40kms, priority be given to pedestrian and cyclist at signals and crossings, requesting a state government grants program to deliver active transport improvements, and bringing forward protected cycling … Continue reading Cycling an essential element for Covid19 pandemic transport response

Ministerial Runaround on M80 Upgrade opportunity to extend Merri Creek Trail

The M80 Ring Road is being upgraded by Victorian Major Road Projects with the section between Edgars Road offramp and Sydney Road offramp about to be undertaken. This is an opportunity to extend the Merri Creek shared use path that currently terminates on the north side of the M80 Road bridge across Merri Creek. Hume … Continue reading Ministerial Runaround on M80 Upgrade opportunity to extend Merri Creek Trail

Council report: safety improvements urgently needed on unofficial Upfield cycle detour routes

A Moreland Council assessment report and bike count data shows that more cyclists prefer to cycle down Sydney Road or on the back street route immediately west of the Upfield railway line than the two LXRP official bike detour routes. An officer recommendation to Council for next Wednesday's Council meeting on 11 March 2020 will … Continue reading Council report: safety improvements urgently needed on unofficial Upfield cycle detour routes

Moreland Council to urgently investigate safety improvements on unofficial Upfield cycles routes

At the Moreland Council Meeting on 12 February Council voted to take note of the closure of the Upfield Bike Path for 18 months, that the official detour routes fail to provide safe and fit-fir-purpose detour routes, especially for vulnerable users. As well as highlighting the issues to the LXRP and other levels of government … Continue reading Moreland Council to urgently investigate safety improvements on unofficial Upfield cycles routes

Separated Cycling from Coburg to CBD on Infrastructure Australia priority list

Infrastructure Australia has published its 2020 list of high priority and priority projects for Australia. New to the list is the RACV proposed improvement of cycling highways to the Melbourne CBD, which Infrastructure Australia has highlighted for development in the next five years. For the northern suburbs this includes a dedicated route from Bell street, … Continue reading Separated Cycling from Coburg to CBD on Infrastructure Australia priority list

Three alternate cycling routes while Upfield Bike Path closed for 18 months in Coburg

The Upfield Bike Path was closed on 6 February, and will remain closed for 18 months until at least mid 2021. Here are three unofficial detours that try to be direct, reduce unneccessary elevation change (hills), and also take into account some safety concerns. Some of the dangers on these routes could be ameliorated further … Continue reading Three alternate cycling routes while Upfield Bike Path closed for 18 months in Coburg