Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
North: Dalton Rd Path
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A critical missing link only 500 metres long is the only obstacle for a large part of the north east community connecting to the rest of the bicycle network.
Missing link top priority
6 September 2012. The glaringly missing section of bike path in Dalton Road, Reservoir, looks set to become a top priority for construction if the State Government is prepared to replenish the bike program budget.
All this project needs is a relatively small amount of funding for a short 500 metre section to allow the thousands of riders in Thomastown, Mill Park and beyond, a viable, separated bike route to access to the rest of the bike network.
Completing the link appears to be front of mind at both VicRoads and Whittlesea Council.
We have confirmed with both Whittelsea Council and WhittleseaBUG that this is their number one priority project for the bike network in this area.
For the last two years we have been campaigning for this link and now Council and VicRoads are working together on a business case to get this funded as soon as possible.
The Baillieu Government's Zero Bike Budget put a hold on proceedings but we believe there may be a reprieve for high priority, high benefit projects such as this.
More Blue Ribbon riders have been busy placing their mark on the missing link along Dalton Road.
This project urgently needs your support now; write and let the Baillieu Government know that all this project needs is funds by Bringing the Bike Budget Back!
Thousands of northern suburban riders need logical link
14 June 2012 The critical Dalton Rd Path link - still waiting for desperately needed funding - will allow thousands of northern suburban residents to connect into the rest of metropolitan Melbourne. Building this short (500 m), easy and economically-sensible link along the abundant road reserve can and should be committed to immediately to open the way for people living north of the Ring Road.
Once built, the benefits will flow immediately, particularly in addressing the often-acute congestion issues that afflict many northern roads. Residents will be able to ride in a car free environment all the way south to Northcote (refer map, right) and potentially to Docklands and CBD surrounds. The path would also connect directly to the Zone One Reservoir Railway Station, with its secure Parkiteer cage. Bicycle Network believes a design has been thought through by VicRoads and just needs the State Government to do their part and provide the small amount of funding, estimated at under $1million. You can write and show your support by clicking here. Remember to be supportive and show how this connection could make a difference to you.
Critical missing link desperately needs to connect
June 2010 A missing 500 metres of path with an available easement and a huge number of riders ready to ride is a top priority for the north east.
This would provide the missing element to connect the community north of the Ring Road and to the east out to Diamond Creek into the rest of the bicycle network. This link could provide a car-free ride from Diamond Creek Rd, past the Reservoir zone 1 station, all the way to Melbourne University and the inner metropolitan area.