Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
West: Laverton Airbase to Station path
The lure of a zone one ticket is seeing locals flocking toward at Laverton Station. The south side Parkiteer cage is overflowing but the north cage sits near empty due to poor access. A path approaching from the west would greatly releive traffic and parking congestion in the area
Easy path needs investigation
September 2011 A path along the north side of the rail corridor between Williams Landing and Laverton would not only plug a gap in the network but also help releive local pressure on traffic and parking congestion as more and more residents move into the area. The Parkiteer program is excelling with high demand in these 'mortgage-stress' areas such as Hoppers Crossing and Watergardens.
The Parkiteer cage on the south side is overflowing and poor access across the rail line due to removal of the level crossings which were replaced with elevators and steps has resulted in the cage on the north side under performing. This conversely is seeing car parking congewstion flowing over into surrounding streets and the few rail and Freeway crossings congealing as more residents are forced back into their cars. Constructing this easy-to-do path would deliver not only congestion and parking releif but also help connect residents to the nearby Federation trail and the Skeleton Creek path and onwards to the rest of the network.
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