Upgrade to Upfield Bike path in Brunswick with Level Crossing Removal

Upfield Bike Path under Coburg Station, recently upgraded The Premier has announced that the 8 level crossings in Brunswick will be removed between 2023 and 2027. This will entail an elevated track creating space underneath for a much improved Upfield Bike Path for cyclists and pedestrians and also community and recreational space. The present Upfield … Continue reading Upgrade to Upfield Bike path in Brunswick with Level Crossing Removal

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LXRP fells River Red gums at Merlynston for car parking hot asphalt with no justification

Felling a redgum beside the Upfield Bike Path at Merlynston station Two iconic River redgum trees are being felled to make way for car parking at Merlynston Station. Many cyclists cycling past the station on the Upfield path will have appreciated the shade and cooling these trees provided. No more. There was not even a … Continue reading LXRP fells River Red gums at Merlynston for car parking hot asphalt with no justification

Glenroy Level Crossing Removal ignores Craigieburn Express shared use path development

The Craigieburn Express shared use cycling path is part of Moreland Council's 10 year cycling infrastructure plan. The route follows the Craigieburn rail line providing a safe and convenient recreational and commuter cycling route from Bell Street and the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to the Western Ring Road Trail. The path is being developed in … Continue reading Glenroy Level Crossing Removal ignores Craigieburn Express shared use path development

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

Moreland Leader: cyclists slam detour routes

Moreland Leader covered the story of the 18 month closure of the Upfield bike path and the unsafe detours being proposed Local cyclists were not consulted on the proposed detour routes which are substantial deviations and involve extra elevation change. Both detours involve substantial minor intersections and are not suitable for path users with low … Continue reading Moreland Leader: cyclists slam detour routes

Review of LXRP proposed Upfield path cycle detour routes

Local Coburg resident Alexei has also reviewed the proposed cycling detours for the 18 month closure of the Upfield bike Path, and finds them extremely deficient with many safety concerns echoing our initial assessment: adds substantially more distance and time to the north-south route, and LXRP underestimate this extra time. adds additional cycling effort through … Continue reading Review of LXRP proposed Upfield path cycle detour routes

The Good, the bad and the plain Ugly: Assessing Coburg level crossing removal and the Upfield Bike Path

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) released design plans for the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal project on the weekend, including the Upfield Bike Path, a very busy arterial cycling route through Moreland that follows the railway line. The released plans include lots of glossy images, artist impressions, with greenery, some even with bikes … Continue reading The Good, the bad and the plain Ugly: Assessing Coburg level crossing removal and the Upfield Bike Path

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