Tuesday, May 26, 2009

UPDATE: Burwood Highway Pedestrian Bridge construction

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I went for a quick ride around the west side of Knox this afternoon just to check some progress on a few things, and one thing I saw was a mobile electronic road sign notifying motorists the Burwood Highway will be closed at the pedestrian bridge site from 8:00 pm Friday May 29 to 11:00 am Saturday May 30. This full closure will allow for the erection of the pedestrian bridge over Mountain Highway. This is a major milestone which is a long time coming. Also, according to the VicRoads road updates section of their website, construction on the bridge is set to cease on June 19, so if all goes well, we should see the bridge being open before the end of this financial year!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Melbourne Bike Routes is now on Twitter!

I have come up with a solution for my infrequent updates on this blog. I have now set up a Twitter account for this blog. This enables me to post 140 character or less updates, which keeps my news and views short and sweet whilst keeping this blog as active as I possibly can at this present time. Enjoy!
Oh, and I have also removed the poll section of my blog for the time being (it will hopefully be back soon) and have replaced it with Twitter updates, so you have one destination for my updates, either through blogger or twitter!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sorry for the lack of activity

While I hold high importance for this blog, Melbourne Bike Routes will sometimes be inactive for periods of time. As much as I would like to generate and post material on here for Melbourne cyclists to read about, I am becoming increasingly busy with my personal life including work, study and social. Remember if there is something you want to ask me about Melbourne's bicycle network or this site in general, feel free to leave a comment and I will try to follow it up. I try to keep posts to a strict minimum of at least one post per calender month, just to show that this site is still active and will not drift into cyberspace.

I will also try to push some new posts out in the near future. A bit over a month ago, I decided to ride the whole of the Darebin Creek Trail, that is, from the Heidelberg Road bridge, roughing it along the edge of the creek through the missing gap around Bundoora Park, right up to Epping North. I will post about that soon.

A couple of local (for me) projects that are keeping me interested is how the hell is the Burwood Highway Pedestrian Bridge taking forever to build?! At the rate this is being built, the Maroondah Highway one will be finished before this! There will also be a new shared path along Mountain Highway under EastLink on the northern side to link with the EastLink Trail at the entrance to Koomba Park which is currently seeking VicRoads approval and construction should start any day now.

I also hate the disorganisation of the Bicycle Victoria site. Everything is all over the place. They need a 'latest updates' page to highlight which pages new information has been added to. I hate going through individual pages to see if someone might have added some more information about a path or project.