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

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.

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

Media Release: No solution for northern suburbs in new Infrastructure Victoria report on managing congestion

A new report by Infrastructure Victoria on Managing Transport Demand has a Five year focus with immediate suggested state government actions to tackle congestion. "I am very disappointed this report does not tackle some of the source of the problems of congestion rather than the symptoms." said sustainable transport campaigner John Englart. There are 9 … Continue reading Media Release: No solution for northern suburbs in new Infrastructure Victoria report on managing congestion

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?

Hume Council calls for Transport Minister to extend Upfield Bike Path

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 … Continue reading Hume Council calls for Transport Minister to extend Upfield Bike Path