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

Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn Backtracks on Cumberland Road dedicated bike lanes

Cumberland Road - a cyclist viewIn an announcement on Facebook Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn has backtracked on a commitment to build dedicated cycle lanes along Cumberland Road, part of a connecting route between Coburg and Glenroy civic centres, and also serving many intermediate local destinations. The route has been long planned by Moreland Council … Continue reading Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn Backtracks on Cumberland Road dedicated bike lanes

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

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

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?

Moreland Council calls on Transport Minister and state MPs to extend Upfield bike path

At Moreland Council on Wednesday night there was a question about building the bike path from Box Forest Road to the Western Ring Road asked by John Englart. Secondly, under General Business Cr Riley put forward a motion on the need for the Upfield Bike Path extension which was passed unanimously. 1. An update and … Continue reading Moreland Council calls on Transport Minister and state MPs to extend Upfield bike path