tonyk wrote:I have lived a lot of my life close to Monash University in Clayton. Having moved back to the area a few years ago, I have been keeping an eye on cycling developments in the area, both by Monash Council, and the University
I have noticed that neither Council nor Uni seem to have any interaction or integration with each other when it comes to planning cycling infrastructure in the area. Monash University is situated in an area poorly accessed by bicycle (or train*), and Monash Council is recognised as one of the lowest spending on bicycle infrastructure
tonyk wrote:Maybe everyone has just been naively waiting for the past fourty-odd years for the *Rowville Train line
tonyk wrote:Let's hope the soon to be released Monash Walking & Cycling Strategy addresses some of these issues, and we see Cycling Infrastructure and access to the Uni greatly improve in the area over the next few years. The council has recently made some announcements in the local media about upcoming cycling infrastructure improvements. I am particularly keen to see the long-overdue missing link in the Scotchmans Creek path finally finished in the next few months
tonyk wrote:Unfortunately, the Bikery at Monash Uni is under threat of closure. The Monash Student Association says "....similar services were offered elsewhere....". Elsewhere? By my calculations, the nearest 'bicycle service shop' to Monash Uni is four kilometres away along busy Princes Highway. Do any of the 'local' bike shops in Oakleigh, My.Waverley, Glen Waverley or Springvale offer 'student pricing'? To me, closing the Bikery sounds like a huge backward step by the Uni.....
AFAICT, plethora = 2. One in the NW and one in the SE corner
tonyk wrote:As for VicRoads et al - surely Monash has churned out enough civil engineers, urban planners and politicians over the decades. Couldn't they use their 'alumni' connections to force things to change quicker than they are?
Pete wrote:tonyk wrote:As for VicRoads et al - surely Monash has churned out enough civil engineers, urban planners and politicians over the decades. Couldn't they use their 'alumni' connections to force things to change quicker than they are?
They're all working for GMH, Vicroads, the Monash City Counncil (Traffic Department) or the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport. Too closely connected to rock the boat
roshea wrote:Related - another uni's approach. This was just announced: Bike Share Program at La Trobe University
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