Ministerial Runaround on M80 Upgrade opportunity to extend Merri Creek Trail

The M80 Ring Road is being upgraded by Victorian Major Road Projects with the section between Edgars Road offramp and Sydney Road offramp about to be undertaken. This is an opportunity to extend the Merri Creek shared use path that currently terminates on the north side of the M80 Road bridge across Merri Creek. Hume … Continue reading Ministerial Runaround on M80 Upgrade opportunity to extend Merri Creek Trail

Extension of path to Western Ring Road stymied by Metro Trains, VicTrack

A Council Officer report to Moreland Council meeting for Wednesday 13 November, 2019 outlines ongoing and major issues negotiating use of Victrack land, especially with Metro Trains. The Council officer report that was published as part of the Moreland Council agenda can be read here: 2019-11-13-MCC-MetroTrains-Craigieburn-Upfield-paths. This affects development of both the Craigirburn path and … Continue reading Extension of path to Western Ring Road stymied by Metro Trains, VicTrack

Development of Ford Broadmeadows site reason to extend the Upfield Bike Path

The Ford Motor Company is putting up for sale 40 hectares of land from their Broadmeadows site. As Broadmeadows MP Frank McGuire outlined in State Parliament in the adjournment debate on September 20, it provides a great opportunity for redevelopment, including perhaps as a University campus, or as a manufacturing innovation hub. Lots of students … Continue reading Development of Ford Broadmeadows site reason to extend the Upfield Bike Path

Meadowlink linear Park proceeding providing important east-west cycling link.

An east-west linear park between Broadmeadows and Campbellfield is an important potential cycling link, that with more work, could link up with the proposed extension of the Upfield bike path. The Meadowlink linear park is a 3.2km corridor between the Craigieburn rail line and Seabrook Reserve and Merlynston Creek. Consideration needs to be given to … Continue reading Meadowlink linear Park proceeding providing important east-west cycling link.

VicTrack upgrading cabling between Gowrie and Upfield, but Upfield Path neglected

A perfect opportunity to extend the Upfield Path along the Upfield-Craigieburn strategic cycling corridor is currently present with VicTrack doing cable upgrading and signaling work berside the Upfield rail line between Upfield station and Gowrie stations. The work requires trench digging to lay PVC pipes, and this work is currently taking place on the rail … Continue reading VicTrack upgrading cabling between Gowrie and Upfield, but Upfield Path neglected

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

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

Is Labor pork-barrelling bikepaths in SE Melbourne marginals while starving northern suburbs heartland?

Is it Labor Governmemnt pork-barrelling when the south eastern suburbs marginal electorates get a 17 km bike path constructed as part of the Level Crossing Removal and here in the northern suburbs in safe Labor seats we get nothing but silence? The Upfield path extension amounts to about 4.5km of path needing construction from Box … Continue reading Is Labor pork-barrelling bikepaths in SE Melbourne marginals while starving northern suburbs heartland?

Compare the need: $1.5m to Extend Upfield Bikepath, but Monash Freeway Upgrade funded $711 million

The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria on 18th March announced $711 million upgrade to the Monash Freeway in Melbourne’s south east suburbs. In Melbourne’s northern suburbs we are crying out for a meagre $1.5 million funding (2010 cost estimate by Hume Council, see PDF) to build an extension of the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield … Continue reading Compare the need: $1.5m to Extend Upfield Bikepath, but Monash Freeway Upgrade funded $711 million