The City of Hume Council meeting on Tuesday night passed a motion advocating for the extension of the Upfield Bike Path from the Western Ring Road Path.
Hume Council will write to the Minister for Transport Jacinta Allan, Frank Maguire MP (Broadmeadows) and all five Northern Metropolitan members of the Legislative Council, and the President of the Bicycle Network, calling for the extension to the Upfield Path to be funded and constructed.
This follows a previous motion by Council in August 2017 calling for the path to be constructed as part of the Level Crossing Removal at Camp Road.
It was noted the lack of cycling infrastructure in Campbellfield providing any alternative to Sydney Road.
The Full motion from the Council minutes:
JAC014 13 MARCH 2018 ORDINARY COUNCIL
EXTENSION OF SHARED PATH ALONG THE UPFIELD TRAIN LINE
Councillor Jodi Jackson
Moved Cr Jodi Jackson, Seconded Cr Jack Medcraft
That Council write to the Minister for Public Transport The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, the State Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire MP, the five Northern Metropolitan Members of the Legislative Council: Mr Craig Ondarchie MP, Dr Samantha Ratnam MP, Mr Nazir Elasmar MP, The Hon. Jenny Mikakos MP, Ms Fiona Patten MP, and the President of Bicycle Network Zena Burgess to advocate for the extension of the shared path along the Upfield line between Box Forest Road and Barry Road and to note Council’s disappointment that a shared path from the Western Ring Road to Camp Road was not included as part of the recent Camp Road Level Crossing Removal project.