Chris_71 wrote:I agree; there has been adequate explanation, it is in a very bike-unfriendly part of the world and the cost is low.
Colleen Hartland is the only person I know of who is taking any interest in keeping the government accountable on this.
You are correct. She is the only one jumping. I've CC'd BV, VicRoads, etc and they are totally silent on this issue. That is why I need to raise awareness here in the hope others may want to add their voice. I will start a Facebook page and a twitter campaign to start making waves. It's the only way I think oh and a protest on the stairs of parliament. More to come!
Here is BV's stance back in 2011. When in 2012 Mr Mulder?! When?"The extended $9.2 million Federation Trail will open next year, stretching from Millers Road, Altona to
Williamstown Road, Yarraville and providing a continuous link from Werribee to the CBD. We have also
taken the tough decision to implement ‘No Stopping’ zones for cyclists on Beach Road on weekend
mornings, in partnership with local councils."
This is what was promised by Labor and the Liberals simply derailed the entire lot!
"Federation Trail is a 24 kilometre shared path between the Maltby Bypass in Werribee and Millers Road in Altona, which opened in October 2007. The $9.2 million upgrade links the current trail with the off-road shared pedestrian and bike path in Hyde Street.
Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan and Member for Altona Jill Hennessy said the Federation Trail project was a wonderful development for cyclists in the western suburbs.
“This project will help to connect locals in Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton and Brooklyn to the city and other popular cycling destinations such as the Docklands, Williamstown esplanade and the beach,” Mr Noonan said.
“Works started on the extension in December last year. VicRoads has already completed the Millers Road pedestrian crossing and is now installing a three metre wide path as well as fencing and barriers between Millers Road and Newport/Sunshine Freight Line,” Ms Hennessy said.
This work is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The final part of the project, including a bridge overpass over the railway, is expected to be complete in mid-2011.
Again... more promises but nothing!
We need action now!