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Bike Advocacy Boroondara Kooyong electorate

Updated Boroondara Travelsmart map

Planning on doing some rides over the Christmas break? Know someone who might just be getting a shiny new bike for Christmas? 

The City of Boroondara has just updated their Travelsmart map in time for the holidays. The map highlights shared paths, bike lanes and quiet back street routes.

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Bike Advocacy Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail Kooyong electorate

Parliamentary Friends of Cycling – 47th Parliament

The Federal Parliamentary Friends of Cycling, with We Ride Australia, was launched on Wednesday, 23rd November, with an e-bike test and ride event on the lawns of Parliament House Canberra.

Parliamentary Friends of Cycling 2022 launch
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Patrick Gorman, launched the Friends of Cycling for the 47th Parliament.

The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Patrick Gorman, launched the group with the group’s Co-Chairs the Member for Swan, Zaneta Mascarenhas MP (Labor), the Member for Fisher the Hon. Andrew Wallace MP (Coalition) and the independent Member for Indi, Dr Helen Haines MP.

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Bike Path Blackspot Boroondara Kooyong electorate Strategic Cycling Corridor

$5 million upgrade promised for shared paths in Kooyong

On 17 May 2022 in the last week of the election campaign, Josh Frydenberg’s office sent Boroondara BUG this media release (PDF)

He promised $5 million dollars for upgrading shared paths and connections in Kooyong and installing some new lighting to improve safety and visibility for users. Works included were:

  • $2 million for the Anniversary Trail to construct a new shared path ramp connecting the trail with Mont Albert Road
  • $2 million for reconstructing the dangerous Gardiners Creek underpass at Toorak Road (fix silting problems and improve lighting)
  • $1 million to improve lighting along the Anniversary/Outer Circle Trail, between the Eastern Freeway and High Street, Kew.

Boroondara BUG supports these improvements.

In particular, the Toorak Road underpass on the Gardiners Creek Trail is very dangerous when it gets silted up with mud after flooding. There is potential for loss of life here if a cyclist loses control in the mud and crashes.

Toorak Road underpass on Gardiners Creek trail silting

Boroondara BUG is following up with the Dr Monique Ryan MP, the new member for Kooyong, to determine if these funds are available.

Note that no funds were allocated to the Hawthorn to Box Hill trail. We ask whether some of the unspent $65 million for the failed and unnecessary railway station car parks in Kooyong can be used to build this critical cycling corridor.