Upfield Bike Path extension important for revitalising 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

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Media Release: Upfield Missing link bike path funded in budget but Campbellfield blackspot remains

After many years the missing link on the Upfield Bike Path is about to be built from Box Forest Road to the Western Ring Road Path, according to the state budget papers. The 2017/2018 State Budget has allocated $3.5 million to upgrade and fix the existing Upfield Bike Path, remove bottle necks, and improve crossings … Continue reading Media Release: Upfield Missing link bike path funded in budget but Campbellfield blackspot remains

Media Release: No solution for northern suburbs in new Infrastructure Victoria report on managing congestion

A new report by Infrastructure Victoria on Managing Transport Demand has a Five year focus with immediate suggested state government actions to tackle congestion. "I am very disappointed this report does not tackle some of the source of the problems of congestion rather than the symptoms." said sustainable transport campaigner John Englart. There are 9 … Continue reading Media Release: No solution for northern suburbs in new Infrastructure Victoria report on managing congestion

Why did LXRA choose to include some cycle paths and not others at Camp Road?

This is a closeup of a photo showing the Camp Road crossing design with bike paths indicated from the community consultation on 7th February 2017. It is clear that the blue dotted lines show the bike paths as part of the design. The plan clearly shows provision of cycling lanes on both the north and … Continue reading Why did LXRA choose to include some cycle paths and not others at Camp Road?

Essendon: Buckley St Level Crossing removal: not safe for cyclists, not good enough

The Buckley Street level crossing removal at Essendon has gone through the design phase, and the proposal is very unfriendly for cyclists and for disability access. Cyclists will be expected to either take long detours or to dismount and use pedestrian underpasses that contains stairs. The ultimate condescension in cycle planning with this project is … Continue reading Essendon: Buckley St Level Crossing removal: not safe for cyclists, not good enough

Mernda rail extension gets bike path, but zilch for Upfield

Over the weekend the Andrews Labor Government gave a progress report on the $600 million Mernda rail extension project. Work on this major transport project is reported to be six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September. As part of the project "A … Continue reading Mernda rail extension gets bike path, but zilch for Upfield

Transport Minister questioned on provision of cycling path past Camp Road

On Thursday Dr Samantha Ratnam, Legislative Council MP for Northern Metro Region and leader of the Greens in State Parliament, asked this question about the need for the construction of the Upfield cycling path by the Level Crossing Removal Authority past the Camp Road Level Crossing removal site. Constituency Question (Hansard - 29 March, 2018) … Continue reading Transport Minister questioned on provision of cycling path past Camp Road