Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby hamishm » Thu 26 Mar 2015, 9:07 am

Concrete? :(

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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby fixie » Tue 22 Dec 2015, 6:51 pm

Apparently there was a Community update session earlier in December which I did not attend because I did not know about it.

Reported with a map here.
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby fixie » Thu 31 Mar 2016, 7:06 pm

Latest stalemate reported here. Whitehorse Council still recalcitrant. We need some counter petitions.

Sometimes I lose faith in the democratic process especially when it is rorted by a few selfish individuals. This looks like the Darebin Creek bridge fiasco all over again.


In my opinion, Whitehorse Council has not negotiated in good faith right from the start of the process.

Maybe we should invoke the assistance of the Planning Minister on this issue. He seems to have been able to overrule residents wishes on the Deakin University footbridge.
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby Snuffy » Thu 31 Mar 2016, 9:16 pm

The wuh?

Elmore Walk?! It has a name?

I used to ride through here to avoid the accursed Laburnum Street magpie.

It's a crummy little gravel path with some trees planted in it.

It's hardly an attraction...
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby wagger » Thu 21 Apr 2016, 7:57 pm

BN's report here:

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/gener ... 0ifQ%3D%3D

I find it funny the local residents have the view of "not in my backyard".

They don't realise that cyclists act as a deterant to would be burglars with the constant traffic?

They are happy with train commuters peering out the train windows into their backyards as they go by every 3 minutes during peak hour? (I used to do it daily, have a stickbeak, back in the 1990s)

Yet they are happy with cars flying up Laburnum street, heaps of parked cars on Laburnum street and those much maligned speed humps :?

I miss that "honk honk" sign that was destroyed when they redid the Middleborough road changes :cry:
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby avenkatj » Sat 07 May 2016, 7:21 am

Can the put solar panels on the Bike path
paint wooden fence backyards with anti grafitti paint
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby wagger » Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:10 pm

Tell me what has become of my rights
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby michael_w » Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:54 pm


Expected to be completed in 18 months time. That's something.

Having ridden the on road pieces, in numerous combinations, to tie together the existing patchwork of a 'rail trail' I look forward to seeing how this southern alignment comes together.
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby wagger » Sat 18 Jun 2016, 7:59 am

Another update here:

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/gener ... 0ifQ%3D%3D

I've been catching the train outbound the last few days and I noticed they've cut down quite a few trees @ Morton Park behind the tennis courts - f for the Blackburn Road crossing upgrade works (those trees were a childhood play area for me) and they appear to be doing something on the southside b/w Nunawading and Mitcham Stations (or is it Mitcham - Heatherdale) - sorry memory is a bit sketchy
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby fixie » Thu 23 Jun 2016, 5:03 pm

Vic Roads have given an update and have started a survey https://survey.vicroads.vic.gov.au/s3/B ... h-Laburnum
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby fixie » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 12:32 pm

The latest update. Invitation to a forum/discussion/information night.

It would be good if some forumites could attend.


Thank you for your interest in attending the Box Hill to Ringwood shared
use path forums. We have received considerable interest from the community
to participate in these discussions.


We have rescheduled the Blackburn Section forum to Wednesday 13 July at 7pm
at the Whitehorse Centre, Willis Room, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
This forum will provide an opportunity for the community to understand the
rationale for our decision to build the path on the south side of the
railway in Blackburn.

We have rescheduled the Laburnum Section forum to Tuesday 19 July at 7pm at
the Box Hill Town Hall, Lower Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.
This forum will provide the local community an opportunity to contribute to
the detailed design for the Laburnum section from Middleborough Road to
Blackburn station on the south side of the railway. We are seeking input
from you on the southern alignment options and path treatments available
for this section.

Please RSVP your attendance to either forum by email to
eastern_projects@roads.vic.gov.au or call the project team (03) 9872 7058
by Friday 8 July.


For further information on the Box Hill to Ringwood Bike Path project visit
vicroads.vic.gov.au
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby Snuffy » Thu 11 May 2017, 2:18 pm

Finally... an update!

And a survey!

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/plannin ... -bike-path
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3536872/BoxHill-Ringwood

Project update – May 2017
In December 2016 we proposed an on-road design option for the Ringwood section of the pedestrian and cycle path, which involved converting Albert Street to a one-way street and removing the parking.

Following the community’s feedback, we looked into other available options and have since revised the final alignment of the path along this section of road.

Thanks to the Heatherdale Level Crossing Removal Project, the rail sign infrastructure has been removed, meaning we can construct an off-road path and keep most of the mature trees which wasn’t previously possible.

We’re now inviting you to have your say on the proposed design via our online survey (External link). The survey will be open until 5pm on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

You can read a full update of each section at the bottom of this page.
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby fixie » Thu 11 May 2017, 5:28 pm

I received a slightly different version.
Along with the removal of the Heatherdale Road level crossing, Blackburn Road level crossing has also been removed. The construction teams have been working hard to complete associated project works, including the portions of the Box Hill to Ringwood shared use path in the Blackburn and Heatherdale Sections. These sections will be open to the public by the end of Jun 2017 which will provide more than four kilometres of new path connections for the community to use.

We are also expecting to engage contractors and commence constructing the Box Hill and Nunawading Sections in the coming months. Local businesses and residents will be provided with updates on the construction in due course.

The design for the final section of the path in the Laburnum area it is still under review with Whitehorse Council.

All of this information and more, can be found on the Box Hill to Ringwood shared use path web page. As always, please get in touch with us to discuss any aspect of the project on 9872 7000 or eastern_projects@roads.vic.gov.au.


No survey and Laburnum gets a mention. That sore is festering within the council with some councillors pushing a nimby and hang the expense to you barrow. They do not seem to realise that it is all tax payers money that is being spent.
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Re: Box Hill to Ringwood Rail Trail

Postby wagger » Mon 10 Jul 2017, 1:55 pm

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