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Carrum – Warburton Trail Update

The Maroondah BUG recently met with VicRoads to provide comment on detailed design plans that will shape the final design and construction of the new facility. Key points discussed include linking existing cycling facilities into the new one, ensuring that switching from on-road cycling to trail cycling is safe, and more. Maroondah BUG looks forward to meeting with…
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Oban Rd/Mullum Mullum Rd Upgrade

The Maroondah BUG has received news that Council has secured VicRoads BlackSpot funding to design and construct a new roundabout at the intersection of Mullum Mullum Rd and Oban Rd in Ringwood, in addition to upgrading the existing Wonga Rd and Oban Rd roundabout to make it safer for all users. The BUG has been personally…
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Update on the Carrum-Warburton Trail

The BUG recently wrote to VicRoads to seek further information and design details of the new Bayswater-Lilydale section of the soon-to-be Carrum-Warburton Trail. A copy of our email is included below, with VicRoads' response below that. We have also been provided with alignment maps which are available at the end of the post. Overall, the…
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Launch of the New-Look Website

The Maroondah BUG is very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! There's still a bit of work-in-progress, but it's taking shape and we can't wait to have it finished. You'll find numerous blog posts backdated from when our old website was last updated through to more recently, too, so you can…
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An Update on the Croydon Rd Cycle Path

The Maroondah BUG is pleased to hear that following member Mike Stevens' contact with Council, several actions have taken place to remedy the poor condition of the cycle path along Croydon Rd. Mike had a conversation with Anton Peiris, Coordinator Infrastructure Assets at Council to discuss the condition of the path. Whilst current budget funding for FY 2015/16 has only…
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The Poor Condition of the Croydon Rd Cycle Track

Maroondah BUG member Mike Stevens recently brought to our attention the appalling condition of the cycle path provided adjacent to Croydon Rd between Maroondah Hwy and Croydon Town Centre. Mike's post can be seen in its original form here, in addition to being included below. (more…)
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FY 2015-16 Council Budget

The Maroondah City Council has recently made its draft budget for Financial Year 2015-16 available for public comment. The BUG has submitted a response to Council in order to find out what Council has budgeted for to improve cycling in the area. A copy of this is included below, with Council's responses highlighted. We appreciate…
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Bicycle Network Cycling Survey

What can Maroondah City Council do to make bike riding easier? It's budget season for local councils in Victoria and they need to hear from bike riders. Bicycle Network are conducting a short survey, which you can take by clicking here, to understand bike riding in our local area. Bicycle Network need your help to inform our advocacy…
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Green Light for Bayswater to Lilydale Link

Via Bicycle Network and VicRoads Work is about to start on the long-awaited pipe track section of the Carrum to Warburton Trail, a major enhancement to the trail network in Melbourne's east. The project, committed to by the previous Victorian State Government in 2010, will see a trail built along part of the O'Shannassy Water Pipe easement and…
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Redevelopment of Knaith Rd

The Maroondah BUG has been made aware of Council's draft design plans for the redevelopment of Knaith Rd. These plans can be viewed here. Tim Settle, a member of the BUG, has written an excellent response to Council regarding the issues and design flaws present with the current design, and we hope that Council will…
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Parks and Paths 2015

Council have today released their updated version of the Parks and Paths brochure. This brochure is cycle map of Maroondah, detailing Council's shared paths, on-road lanes, and suggested bike routes (typically roads that are wide and/or have parking lanes/sealed shoulders that cyclists can ride in). It details all 61 reserves in the area, and includes…
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Colchester Rd Bike Lanes Project

The Maroondah BUG is pleased to see Council's progress with the Colchester Rd bicycle lane extension. This project creates a safer link from Kilsyth toward the Dandenong Creek Trail, whilst also serving cyclists venturing out toward the Dandenongs and the famous "1 in 20" climb. Along with the project comes improvements to pedestrian amenity, as…
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Cycle-Friendly Ringwood Station Redevelopment

The Maroondah BUG are pleased to announce that after working closely with Public Transport Victoria and VicRoads, that the new Ringwood Station Redevelopment will include provision of facilities to enable bicycle access and end-of-trip facilities. A short stretch of the Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail shared path project was completed in late 2014, located…
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Eastland Redevelopment to be Boon for Cyclists in Maroondah

Located in the heart of Ringwood, Eastland Shopping Centre is currently undergoing a $500 million redevelopment that will see the floor space double, with the addition of David Jones, Target, and more - along with a new Ringwood Library, Town Square, and more. In a blog post on the East&Co website, Eastland have detailed their commitment…
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Bicycle Parking at Ringwood North Shopping Centre

Shaun Ruigrok, a Maroondah BUG member, recently lobbied Council over Twitter to ask for improved bicycle parking facilities at the Ringwood North Shopping Centre. Not only was his request heard, but it was acted upon in very short order, and the new parking is apparently "fantastic"! Check out Shaun's story over here on Storify.
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Kent Ave Safety Improvements

Council's works to improve safety along Kent Ave appear to be complete, with the finished product appearing to be a win for cyclists. Whilst the climb up Kent Ave is never going to be an easy ride, it is pleasing to see that cyclists have been given a dedicated, semi-protected space to ride. Through the…
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Taralla Creek Trail Works

We now have 25 people on the email list. The very southernmost part of the Tarralla Creek path at Canterbury Rd has been reconstructed but there is still 400m to go before this links to the rest of the reconstructed path.
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February 2008

Email received 14 Feb from the Maroondah City Council included the following update on cycling projects: Completion of the Dandenong Creek Trail from Colchester Road to Liverpool Road and Retarding Basin via Chandlers Lane, funded by Parks Victoria and Knox City Council Construction of pedestrian lights on Canterbury Road to link Tarralla Creek Trail to…
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August 2007

I have been keeping an eye on progress at Koomba Park and today (23/8) I found that the laying of the cement path has been completed at the north end and it presumably continues right through to the south end. There is more cement to be laid, at least on the lower section of the…
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July 2007

On 14 July the section of the Mitcham-Frankston Bikeway from Schwerkolt's cottage carpark to about halfway to Quarry Rd, Mitcham opened to the public. Email received 19 July "Koomba Park Trail Update" from Thiess John Holland: As you are aware, Thiess John Holland has been working hard to complete construction of the new shared use…
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