Pretty Pictures on the Upfield Level Crossing Removal Project but where will the cyclists go: Val takes to the studio on this gorgeous winter morning, manfully soldiering on alone while Faith sits at home and waits for whitegoods that never arrive. He kicks off the show with a wintery reading from Tom Babin’s Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling. Studio guest today is Sustainable Transport Campaigner, John Englart, who steals the show with his bike moment featuring the last of the Moreland kangaroo mobs. Val’s bike moment falls a little flat in comparison.
Val and John take a look at the impact of lower speed limits, including in Yarra and Moreland before Val takes a moment to thank our many generous Radiothon supporters. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to help keep 3CR and the Yarra BUG Radio Show on the air for another year.
John gives us a history lesson on the Upfield transport corridor, the new pressures on the corridor with Melbourne’s growth in the north and the failure of succesive governments to plan, or build, for this growth. The Upfield shared path plays a pivotal role in relieving congestion and moving both pedestrians and cyclists along the Upfield Corridor and John explains how the Level Crossing Removal Project have failed to take into account existing active transport numbers at the revamped stations in their released design. With poor communications from LXRP, drawings with little information, and no active transport data included in their documentation, the project looks like it may well compromise active travel in Moreland even further, rather than enhance it. Stay up to date with the campaign here and here.