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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Transport Minister announces in 2022 Upfield Missing link work that was funded in 2018

Ben Carroll, Lizzie Blandthorn, Anthony Cianflone at the Upfield Bike Path (Source: Ben Carroll Twitter) This afternoon Transport Minister Ben Carroll, with Lizzie Blandthorn MP (Pascoe Vale) and Anthony Cionflone (ALP preselected candidate for Pascoe Vale) announced the missing link of the Upfield Bike Path to the Western Ring Road Path would soon be completed. … Continue reading Transport Minister announces in 2022 Upfield Missing link work that was funded in 2018

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

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

Will you feel safe Cycling the LXRP detours for Upfield bike path?

This post provides an assessment of the proposed detours for the Upfield bike path. The conclusions are that both proposed detour routes: add substantially more distance and time to the north-south route, and LXRP underestimate this extra time. add additional cycling effort through change in elevation in comparison to the Upfield path. increase risk of … Continue reading Will you feel safe Cycling the LXRP detours for Upfield bike path?

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