Planning for People Statement on Coburg level crossing removal

Moreland Bicycle User group at it's monthly meeting on Thursday 24 October gave in-principle endorsement to the Community integrated veloway concept design for the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal. The local Moreland Cycling advocacy group also gave in-principle endorsement to the following 'Planning for People' Principles and Requirements statement: Bell to Moreland Level Crossing … Continue reading Planning for People Statement on Coburg level crossing removal

Community Veloway design sketch for Coburg level Crossing Removal

An elevated cycling veloway for the Bell to Moreland level crossing Removal is still feasible to be incorporated in the Bell to Moreland project. A veloway concept plan sketch for Bell to Moreland level crossing removal was presented to the Moreland Council auspiced Community Advocacy Reference Group (M-CARG) meeting on 3 September. The concept design … Continue reading Community Veloway design sketch for Coburg level Crossing Removal

Morelend Leader: Peak hour protest – Level Crossing removal will not solve congestion

Moreland Leader featured a story on the protests at bell Street and Moreland Road pedestrian crossings on Tuesday 10 November. The protests sought to highlight that the congestion for vehicles will remain with cyclists and pedestrians still needing to cross these main roads. There is almost constant pedestrian and cycling traffic, so the argument congestion … Continue reading Morelend Leader: Peak hour protest – Level Crossing removal will not solve congestion

Moreland Council opposes LXRP heritage Permit in the Moreland Reserves

Moreland Council passed a resolution unanimously opposing the LXRP heritage permit and asking for more details of other options that could be employed to retain more trees. The Officer report (PDF 57.9MB) concluded: The application for the substantial removal of trees within Gandolfo Gardens and Moreland Station Reserve should not be supported, and it is … Continue reading Moreland Council opposes LXRP heritage Permit in the Moreland Reserves

A Better Bell street (and Moreland Road) for bikes, walking and station access

Make the Level Crossing Removals at Coburg and Moreland work for everyone. Why go to all the trouble of raising the rail without improving station access and pedestrian and cycling spaces while you're at it? Join us to fight for a better outcome for sustainable transport! Tuesday 10 September, 8:00am Upfield Bike Path and Bell … Continue reading A Better Bell street (and Moreland Road) for bikes, walking and station access

Moreland Leader: LX Compo Call, Trees in Danger, Designs not quite on Track

The Moreland Leader featured a full page of news regarding level crossing removal. Three stories were published on the $460 million level crossing removal project on Page 5. The feature story was on Compo Call for homes, about the fund set up for voluntary acquisition of houses that are directly beside the construction work. A … Continue reading Moreland Leader: LX Compo Call, Trees in Danger, Designs not quite on Track

Bike bridges needed for busy Bell St and Moreland Road says Moreland Mayor

The Mayor of Moreland, Cr Natalie Abboud was interviewed by Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne talk back radio yesterday, highlighting the need for bike bridges for busy Bell Street and Moreland Road to be part of the level crossing removal project and upgrade to the Upfield Bike Path. "How do you ease the tension between … Continue reading Bike bridges needed for busy Bell St and Moreland Road says Moreland Mayor

ABCMelbourne: LXRP boss Kevin Devlin on Jon Faine talk back radio

Radio talk back host Jon Faine featured Level Crossing Removal CEO Kevin Devlin on his 774 ABC Melbourne morning talk back show. Link to the audio recording Approx 9.10am FAINE: Upfield Line LXRP - Why aren’t you doing more of it than just the 2.5km because surely it’s cheaper? DEVLIN: Well it is John but … Continue reading ABCMelbourne: LXRP boss Kevin Devlin on Jon Faine talk back radio

Ninenews: cheap and nasty Skyrail version offered to Moreland

"The People of Moreland are being offered the cheap and nasty Skyrail version, which is really disappointing" says James Conlan on the latest announcement for the Bell street to Moreland Road level crossing removal project. Stairs and lifts will be provided at the stations, but no escalators. It is clear from the images that the … Continue reading Ninenews: cheap and nasty Skyrail version offered to Moreland