Mike.Ayling wrote:AFAICR the proposed trail was one of the "Pork Barrel" items promised at the last State election.
As a Whitehorse ratepayer who will inevitably be funding some part of the cost I support Pete's comment re better facilities on Whitehorse Road.
Not sure what what you are referring to re Petes comment.
Not sure that any amount of upgrade to Whitehorse Rd would make me want to ride it with the family.
I can see how easy it would be label this as "Pork Barreling". As long as enough folks and user groups keep up the pressure on their local members etc to let them know that cyclist actually want a rail trail here it will happen. Petes netball stadium would have had a powerful number of people behind it to get funding.
Logistically, it would be a pretty hard route to service, within the railway easement and probably part of it may just become bike lanes on existing roads.
In the end the only ones who will really benefit will be Parsons Brinkerhoff.