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

Why did LXRA choose to include some cycle paths and not others at Camp Road?

This is a closeup of a photo showing the Camp Road crossing design with bike paths indicated from the community consultation on 7th February 2017. It is clear that the blue dotted lines show the bike paths as part of the design. The plan clearly shows provision of cycling lanes on both the north and … Continue reading Why did LXRA choose to include some cycle paths and not others at Camp Road?

Mernda rail extension gets bike path, but zilch for Upfield

Over the weekend the Andrews Labor Government gave a progress report on the $600 million Mernda rail extension project. Work on this major transport project is reported to be six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September. As part of the project "A … Continue reading Mernda rail extension gets bike path, but zilch for Upfield