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

Closeup of community consultation LXRA design plan of Camp Road Level Crossing Removal

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 south side of the Camp Road bridge which Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) chose to include as part of the project.

The design also shows paths on west side of the Upfield rail line leading south to the M80 rail bridge, and on the east side leading north from Camp Road.

Both of these paths beside the rail line the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) have purposefully decided not to provide in any concrete form, despite a Transport Department policy mandate to provide new cycling infrastructure with all major transport projects.

By the logic of this design as presented to the community, Level Crossing Removal Authority should, at the very least, construct the shared use bike path both north and south from Camp Road as indicated in their design plans. Anything less, is an abrogation of their commitments to the community in their design.

What is missing in this design is any path under or crossing Camp Road.

We would argue the paths as indicated should be built forthwith by the Level Crossing Removal Authority and pedestrian lights should now be installed for a cycling and pedestrian crossing at Camp Road bridge.

If the Level Crossing Removal Authority wanted to propose an alternate scenario for extending the Upfield Bike path forthwith, we are all ears.

Photo of community consultation LXRA design plan of Camp Road Level Crossing Removal
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