The new Box Hill to Ringwood path is proving very popular with both cyclists and walkers since it opened almost a year ago. However, one issue of concern has emerged – people allowing dogs to wander off lead on the path. We think this is a safety issue as the high quality path means cyclists are likely to be riding fairly fast. Unrestrained dogs pose a safety risk.
We have asked VicRoads and Whitehorse Council to erect signage requiring dogs to be on lead at all times. Stay tuned!
MeBUG has been invited to join a Community Technical Discussion Group on walking and cycling as part of the planning for the North east link motorway. We will be keen to protect existing cycling paths along the Koonung trail and to promote new paths to the north. The first meeting of the group will be on May 10th.
We submitted a list of 22 projects to Whitehorse Council for consideration in their budget plans for 2018-19. While we would have liked some more positive responses, the overall response is encouraging.
See full response here.
Michael Hassett (MeBUG Secterary)
I am 80 and enjoy riding the new shared use trail being built in the beautiful Mullum Mullum Valley between Warrandyte Templestowe Road, Deep Creek and Ringwood.
The last section of path is being built right now, across Heads Road, behind Whitefriars College. When this section is complete we will have continuous off-road paths from Carrum via Eastlink, or Belgrave via the Ringwood line, or Croydon North via the Upper Mullum Mullum Creek, to Ringwood, then down Mullum Mullum Creek to Eltham and Diamond Creek, or to Templestowe and Melbourne. Ringwood has become the crossroads of off-road paths for the eastern suburbs.
I am writing to thank NELA for their planning of Options C and B. They will not wipe out the new Mullum Mullum Path as they will follow the HV power-line easement north of Beaseleys Nursery to an interchange with Reynolds Road near the junction of Tindals and Harris Gully Roads. I hope that those who read my blog can also enjoy riding on the paths around Melbourne, many of which are built in conjunction with projects like this.
David Hall, Blackburn
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We are working on a submission to VicRoads on Strategic Cycling Corridors. If you have any suggestions on this, send us a note via our CONTACT page.