Community vision: stations straddling roads for increased pedestrian access with elevated cycle veloway

The Community plan for Level Crossing Removal for Bell Street to Moreland Road includes both dedicated ground level walking and cycling paths and an elevated cycleway, or veloway, as part of the station design. Part of the vision by the Upfield Corridor Coalition is for the elevated stations to stradle the major roads to increase … Continue reading Community vision: stations straddling roads for increased pedestrian access with elevated cycle veloway

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

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

The Good, the bad and the plain Ugly: Assessing Coburg level crossing removal and the Upfield Bike Path

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) released design plans for the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal project on the weekend, including the Upfield Bike Path, a very busy arterial cycling route through Moreland that follows the railway line. The released plans include lots of glossy images, artist impressions, with greenery, some even with bikes … Continue reading The Good, the bad and the plain Ugly: Assessing Coburg level crossing removal and the Upfield Bike Path

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

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

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

Transport Minister fails to answer questions on #Upfieldline upgrade #vicvotes

The Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has sent a letter in response to an email from Sustainable Transport advocate John Englart for track duplication and extension of the Upfield rail line and extension of the Upfield Bike Path. The minister fails to answer any of the questions put to her in the email. “Transport Minister Jacinta … Continue reading Transport Minister fails to answer questions on #Upfieldline upgrade #vicvotes

Media coverage: Everyone agrees get rid of Reynard Street level Crossing

While the community is divided on the level crossing removal proposals for Moreland Road and Bell Street, it seems everyone agrees Reynard street level crossing should be removed as part of the project. What wasn’t presented for community discussion by the Level Crossing Removal Authority was a whole of line solution. Each major road level … Continue reading Media coverage: Everyone agrees get rid of Reynard Street level Crossing