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Have your say about Gardiners Creek Trail in Boroondara…

Are there improvements that you would like to see along the Gardiners Creek Trail in Boroondara?

You can have your say by participating as part of the Draft Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot) Masterplan public consultation via the link below.

https://engage.boroondara.vic.gov.au/gardiners-creek-master-plan

Consultation is open until 28 June 2022.

Complete the survey above or join one of the drop-in sessions:

  • Wednesday 15 June from 12 to 3pm at Dorothy Laver Reserve West, Ashburton (near the pond/discovery island).
  • Thursday 23 June from 2pm to 5pm at Nettleton Park, Glen Iris (near the playground).
  • Saturday 25 June from 10am to 1pm at Patterson Reserve, Hawthorn.

There will also be an opportunity to present your online feedback in-person for consideration of Councillors at a future Services Special Committee (Council Chamber, 8 Inglesby Road Camberwell).

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Bike Advocacy Boroondara

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr Monique Ryan (Kooyong) and Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah – Labor for Higgins on their election as MP’s for Kooyong and Higgins.

We look forward to them representing our community in federal parliament, and collaborating with the City of Boroondara to address climate change, particularly carbon emissions from transport via delivery of safe and connected cycling infrastructure.

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Dr Ryan has committed to securing funding for the Box Hill to Hawthorn

Boroondara BUG, Whitehorse Active Transport Advocacy Group, Metro East BUG and Rides Electric commend Dr 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.

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Bike Advocacy Boroondara

$8 Million investment in Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak Road

Great news for #cyclists, walkers, commuters, and families who use Boroondara’s famous #AnniversaryTrail.

An elected Liberal Victoria State Government will allocate $8 million to build the missing link on the Anniversary Trail above Toorak Road in Glen Iris/Camberwell.

This new bridge crossing and ramps will separate the Anniversary Trail from Toorak Road and improve safety for all users.

A Liberal State Government says they will work closely with the City of Boroondara, locals, #cyclists and other trail users to get the design and construction process right.

Nearby residents can reach out to asher.judah@vic.liberal.org.au if you have any feedback on the design and any improvements we can make.

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RACV urging get on bikes

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.

Read more about it on racv.com.au.

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Safer cycling connection from Scotchmans Creek Trail to Djerring Trail

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:

https://shape.monash.vic.gov.au/trail-connection…

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Imagine the Hawthorn to Box Hill Bike trail

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.

https://www.facebook.com/hawthornboxhilltrail/

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Which party loves cycling as much as you do?

Cycling and the Federal Election: Which party loves cycling as much as you do? A free online forum organised by local government to hear what major the parties and independents will do to support cycling.

Thursday 24 February 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Register now

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Bike Path Boroondara

Boroondara Bike Strategy

We now have a draft Boroondara Bike Strategy to provide feedback on – Boroondara Bike Strategy and the Implementation plans for 2022 and 2023.

We have until 28 February 2022 to provide feedback via Engage Boroondara.

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Farm Road link update

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.

More information:

Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio on 3CR

Yarra City Council

build Darebin Yarra link

Bicycle Network