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

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

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

A Cycle journey to the #Upfieldline Rally and back via Sydney Road

Extend the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield endorsed this campaign by the Upfield Transport Alliance. Over 100 people attended this first rally at Upfield. We need good public transport so people can choose and use low emissions transport options, whether the train or cycling. This rail line needs to be duplicated between Gowrie and Upfield … Continue reading A Cycle journey to the #Upfieldline Rally and back via Sydney Road

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

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

Minister for Road Safety fails to answer questions on cycling safety in Campbellfield

A response by an advisor to the Hon Luke Donnellan, the Minister for Roads and Roads Safety, has failed to answer detailed questions about the safety for cyclists in Campbellfield. These questions were raised in an open letter dated 28 February and an email on 23 March by Extend the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield … Continue reading Minister for Road Safety fails to answer questions on cycling safety in Campbellfield

Media Release: Upfield Missing link bike path funded in budget but Campbellfield blackspot remains

After many years the missing link on the Upfield Bike Path is about to be built from Box Forest Road to the Western Ring Road Path, according to the state budget papers. The 2017/2018 State Budget has allocated $3.5 million to upgrade and fix the existing Upfield Bike Path, remove bottle necks, and improve crossings … Continue reading Media Release: Upfield Missing link bike path funded in budget but Campbellfield blackspot remains