Submission: Cycling infrastructure for Coburg level Crossing Removal Open space Feedback

It makes so much sense to include an elevated veloway as part of Coburg level crossing removal. This submission contains more arguments for improving pedestrian and cyclist safety as part of level crossing removal, as well as improving open space amenity, parking and issues with new station design.  Arguments are backed up with statistical data … Continue reading Submission: Cycling infrastructure for Coburg level Crossing Removal Open space Feedback

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Pretty pictures with little substance unveiled at Coburg Station level crossing removal

The Premier Daniel Andrews visited Coburg Station this morning, along with Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan, and local Labor MP, Lizzie Blandthorn (Pascoe Vale). It was a quick whistlestop visit to announce some artist impression images of the new Moreland and Coburg Stations. The launch comes just two weeks after a Level Crossing Removal Project … Continue reading Pretty pictures with little substance unveiled at Coburg Station level crossing removal

Funding for Cycling reduces in Transport Infrastructure VicBudget

The numbers have been crunched. The money allocated for cycling in the 2019 Victorian budget are even worse as a proportion of total transport infrastructure spend, than the 2018 budget. In 2019 the transport infrastructure investment total (not including Victrack investment) was $46.9 billion. Of this amount the proportion allocated was: Roads 68.9 per cent; … Continue reading Funding for Cycling reduces in Transport Infrastructure VicBudget

Cycling Infrastructure funding and the Federal election

Bicycle Network have put together a Federal Election cycling commitment tracker. There has been no specific pledges for funding the extension of the Upfield bike path to Upfield and eventually to Wallan, even though it passes through and affects the cycling journeys of citizens in the Federal electorates of Wills, Calwell and McEwen, all with … Continue reading Cycling Infrastructure funding and the Federal election

We need a Coburg veloway as part of level crossing removal – Westgate Tunnel Veloway animation

The Premier Dan Andrews today unveiled an animation of the Westgate Tunnel veloway above Footscray Road, a part of the Westgate Tunnel Road project. "Soon, to get this view, you'll have to pedal. But this one's on me. Sit back, relax – and take a ride on our new bicycle freeway." said Premier Dan Andrews … Continue reading We need a Coburg veloway as part of level crossing removal – Westgate Tunnel Veloway animation

Media Release: Cycling improvements need to be paramount in Skyrail for Coburg

We knew late last year the 4 crossings to be removed on the Upfield line at Moreland Road, Reynard Street, Munro Street and Bell Street would be done as elevated rail. The formal confirmation has come today of that decision. There are no details available yet of the final design and what improvements, if any, … Continue reading Media Release: Cycling improvements need to be paramount in Skyrail for Coburg

Why LXRA should include elevated cycling veloway at Coburg level crossing removal

Incorporating an elevated cycling veloway as part of the Coburg Level Crossing Removal makes so much sense on a number of different levels. The Upfield shared use bike path has growing congestion issues, not only for the number of cyclists that use the path on a daily basis, but the growing numbers of pedestrians and … Continue reading Why LXRA should include elevated cycling veloway at Coburg level crossing removal