Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
North: Upfield Bike Path
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The Upfield Bike Path commences near the Flemington Bridge railway station (Melway Ref 2A D1) where it joins the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and follows the Upfield railway line for 6km. It ends at Boundary Rd Merlynston (Melway Ref 17 G6) near Merlynston Station.
Election opportunity for candidates to show support
15 August 2012 Bicycle Network Victoria has identified this project as a local council priority for the 2012 Local Government election.
Specifically the section at the northern end between Box Forest Rd and Camp Street.
Candidates should be ready to support the development and full or partial funding of this project in conjunction with State Government and can tell riders in their Council area their position by posting their candidates' statement at VoteBike.
Northern Link project awaits funding
June 2011 The designs have been completed, the approvals are in place and now all that remains is for the Baillieu Government to meet its commitment to develop a viable cycling as transport network.
Water works detours Upfield path
5 November 2010. Work on the renewal of the M9 water main will close the Upfield bike path for three months at North Coburg.
The closure, effective immediately, will be at the intersection of the Bakers Road and the Upfield Railway line. Cyclists using the bike path will be detoured around the site via Smith Street. See map.
The footway on the north side of Bakers Road forms part of the detour and because it is narrow there may be delays when pedestrian volumes are high.
The late notice is said to be the result due to coordination difficulties with the rail operator and/or VicTrack.
Northern Link needs to be completed
July 2010. The Upfield path has less than 2 kilometres of gap to be completed to link in to the wider network through the Ring Road Path.
Upfield path grows
18 September 2008. The Upfield shared path has grown a 1.6km extension from Boundary Road to Box Forest Road following a $1.1 million VicRoads funding injection.
The project also included new traffic signals at the intersection of Sydney Rd and Lorne Street.
With around 800 users a day at its southern end the Upfield Path will benefit from this addition.
Jun 04 Coburg and Brunswick Bicycle Users Groups have been campaigning for the completion of a missing section of the Upfield path between Reynard and O'Hea Streets in Coburg and a signalised crossing at Bell St. Vic Roads has approved funding for a signalised trafficcrossing at the Bells Street crossing of the Upfield path.
Jul 03 Council replaced 50 metres of the Upfield bike path between Dawson St and Michael St with a new concrete path that is more resistant to tree root damage, giving cyclists a smoother ride.