Moreland moves to expand Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the pandemic

At the July Council meeting Moreland Council outlined a pro-active response to Covid 19 and the need to provide alternatives to public transport and more room for physical distancing in the street environment for pedestrians and cyclists. As awareness sinks in during stage 4 pandemic lockdown, it is clear we need to adapt how we … Continue reading Moreland moves to expand Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the pandemic

Cycling an essential element for Covid19 pandemic transport response

Moreland Council meeting on 13 May 2019 adopted a Councillor resolution on Transport with some support for cycling, including fast-tracking speed limit reduction in local areas to 40kms, priority be given to pedestrian and cyclist at signals and crossings, requesting a state government grants program to deliver active transport improvements, and bringing forward protected cycling … Continue reading Cycling an essential element for Covid19 pandemic transport response

Council report: safety improvements urgently needed on unofficial Upfield cycle detour routes

A Moreland Council assessment report and bike count data shows that more cyclists prefer to cycle down Sydney Road or on the back street route immediately west of the Upfield railway line than the two LXRP official bike detour routes. An officer recommendation to Council for next Wednesday's Council meeting on 11 March 2020 will … Continue reading Council report: safety improvements urgently needed on unofficial Upfield cycle detour routes

Moreland Council to urgently investigate safety improvements on unofficial Upfield cycles routes

At the Moreland Council Meeting on 12 February Council voted to take note of the closure of the Upfield Bike Path for 18 months, that the official detour routes fail to provide safe and fit-fir-purpose detour routes, especially for vulnerable users. As well as highlighting the issues to the LXRP and other levels of government … Continue reading Moreland Council to urgently investigate safety improvements on unofficial Upfield cycles routes

Three alternate cycling routes while Upfield Bike Path closed for 18 months in Coburg

The Upfield Bike Path was closed on 6 February, and will remain closed for 18 months until at least mid 2021. Here are three unofficial detours that try to be direct, reduce unneccessary elevation change (hills), and also take into account some safety concerns. Some of the dangers on these routes could be ameliorated further … Continue reading Three alternate cycling routes while Upfield Bike Path closed for 18 months in Coburg

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

Funding for Cycling reduces in Transport Infrastructure VicBudget

The numbers have been crunched. The money allocated for cycling in the 2019 Victorian budget are even worse as a proportion of total transport infrastructure spend, than the 2018 budget. In 2019 the transport infrastructure investment total (not including Victrack investment) was $46.9 billion. Of this amount the proportion allocated was: Roads 68.9 per cent; … Continue reading Funding for Cycling reduces in Transport Infrastructure VicBudget

Cycling Infrastructure funding and the Federal election

Bicycle Network have put together a Federal Election cycling commitment tracker. There has been no specific pledges for funding the extension of the Upfield bike path to Upfield and eventually to Wallan, even though it passes through and affects the cycling journeys of citizens in the Federal electorates of Wills, Calwell and McEwen, all with … Continue reading Cycling Infrastructure funding and the Federal election