Boroondara BUG, Whitehorse Active Transport Advocacy Group, Metro East BUG and Rides Electric commend Monique Ryan for her call on the Morrison government to commit to fund the Box Hill to Hawthorn cycling and walking path.
Dr Ryan has committed to securing funding for the Box Hill to Hawthorn shared path as one of her priorities if she is elected, and to work with Boroondara Council, the Victorian government and the Kooyong community to get it built.
When the car lobby call for federal funding of cycling infrastructure, let’s hope they listen, particularly with projects such as the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail.
RACV has joined forces with the AAA and is urging the Federal Government to get on their bikes and fund cycling infrastructure to encourage further take-up of cycling.
Bicycle sales hit 1.7 million last year, after hovering around the 1.1-1.2 million mark for the previous decade, as people looked for an exercise activity and commuting option that complied with social distancing.
Have your say on a proposal to connect the two trails via Atkinson Street, Oakleigh.
Gardiners Creek Trail connects with the Scotchmans Creek trail at the very south of Boroondara. If you’d like to find out more about the proposed safe cycling link south to the Djerring Trail (Skyrail trail) in Oakleigh visit the City of Monash website:
There is room on existing railway bridges for a bike path. It’s disappointing that we only get strategies, not safe and efficient cycling infrastructure. The Hawthorn to Box Hill trail is 25 years overdue. City of Boroondara, Bicycle Network & Department of Transport and Dr Monique Ryan support this route.
The Farm Road link is one step closer, it will provide safe access between Alphington and the Darebin Creek trail. The necessary planning scheme amendment was unanimously supported at Council on Monday 25 January.
City of Yarra Councillors unanimously supported the Farm Road link to the Darebin Creek trail.
Councillors have been expressing support for the link for many years (thank you) and on Monday voted unanimously to support the link. Councillors were understandably concerned about any impact on habitat and have asked that be closely considered as part of the implementation.
The Community Coalition also asked that Council begin consultation on appropriate improvements to the roads and footpaths approaching the entrance to the new path to enable primary and high school students to safely travel to and from school.
Glenferrie Road will be closed whilst strengthening works are completed on the bridge (over the Gardiners Creek Trail) From 10pm Friday, 21 January, to 5am Saturday, 29 January,
Glenferrie Road in Kooyong will be closed between Toorak Road and Riversdale Road for essential bridge upgrade and tram track renewal works.
The Gardiners Creek Trail under the bridge will remain open during works with only intermittent closure. During these times pedestrians and cyclists will need to cross Glenferrie Road at the existing pedestrian crossing. Preliminary works have already commenced under the bridge
Last night Yarra Council approved the permit for a new accessible ramp to be constructed at the Gipps Street end of the Yarra River Capital City Trail! The proposal included the planting of 100 native trees and thousands of native plants appropriate to the banks of the Yarra as well as extensive weed removal in the area.