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Forum to discuss transport issues for Moreland prior to 2022 state election

Metropolitan Transport Forum: Transport and Moreland for Victorian election 2022

Some of the local Candidates for the 2022 state election will discuss transport issues for Moreland and the northern region in a forum organised by The Metropolitan Transport Forum and hosted by the City of Moreland at Brunswick Town Hall on 4 October 2022.

Bookings are free but tickets limited at the event, which will also be broadcast live. Register at Eventbrite

Some of the local issues already flagged for discussion include:

  • frequency and reliability of trains on the Upfield Line;
  • better bus services especially on Sundays;
  • more level access tram stops to boost accessibility for all;
  • funding of local cycling infrastructure.
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September 3, 2022 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Walking: Making it Safer and More Enjoyable

Part of the Brunswick survey response by Brunswick Residents Network

Walking is a key form of sustainable transport. Indeed, it has so many benefits, including improving the environment, people’s health, and their sense of community. Encouraging more people to walk more often is one of the best ways a society can achieve a range of objectives.

Unlike for other transport modes, governments don’t collect good data on pedestrians that could be used to inform pedestrians strategies. Urban densification increasingly leads to competition over space allocated for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. So it becomes even more important to ensure that we understand how, why, where and when people walk, and how to address barriers to walking.

Brunswick Residents Network (BRN) sought to do this. In early 2021 they surveyed 992 residents from Brunswick (including East and West) on their walking habits and have reported on their findings here. They hope to use the findings to lobby Moreland Council to improve walking infrastructure. Of course, these findings will be applicable in other areas too.

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October 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

Climate Push for bike lane trial on Sydney Road Brunswick

Sydney Road Option 3 bicycle lanes (Source: VicRoads)

Moreland Council will be submitting a submission to the Department of Transport for a 6 month separated bike lane trial on Sydney Road between Glenlyon Road and Brunswick Road. An important reason driving this is the need to ramp up the use of sustainable transport on Sydney road to address transport emissions, to encourage mode shift away from car use to public transport and active transport in the City of Moreland.

At the August Moreland Council meeting Council debated proposals for the VicRoads Sydney Road Improvement project and the officer recommendation for a submission to the Department of Transport advocating Option 3 with separated bike paths and increased space for pedestrians.
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August 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm 1 comment


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