Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

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Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Claude Cat » Wed 13 Jun 2018, 12:00 pm

$4m project proposed and adopted by Boroondara Council. Needs funding though.
This spot has needed a bridge forever, the trail from Fordham Ave to the Glen Iris side is plainly a load of rubbish.

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/newsr ... s-planned/

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Snuffy » Wed 13 Jun 2018, 4:43 pm

I don't mind the tone of the BN article towards the end :lol:

I think I rode that once ages ago and decided to never do it again.... bridge would be good
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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Dalai » Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2:34 pm

Snuffy wrote:I think I rode that once ages ago and decided to never do it again.... bridge would be good


I run that path every now and then and can confirm the crossing is sub standard in its current form!

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby victor » Thu 14 Jun 2018, 3:11 pm

Now we just need the same treatment for the numerous GCT road crossings: there are too many, and they're all risky to cross.

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby GreenAlias » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 8:01 am

When heading south on the anniversary trail the safest option is to use the traffic lights to cross Toorak Rd into Summerhill Rd and then go along the alley (Central Ct) behind the shops to re-join the trail. See HERE

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Snuffy » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9:18 am

victor wrote:Now we just need the same treatment for the numerous GCT road crossings: there are too many, and they're all risky to cross.


Who doesn't love diving into the CX-style sand trap under Toorak Road?? :lol:
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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9:31 am

Snuffy wrote:
victor wrote:Now we just need the same treatment for the numerous GCT road crossings: there are too many, and they're all risky to cross.


Who doesn't love diving into the CX-style sand trap under Toorak Road?? :lol:

About time they fixed that too!

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Dalai » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 11:26 am

Claude Cat wrote:
Snuffy wrote:
victor wrote:Now we just need the same treatment for the numerous GCT road crossings: there are too many, and they're all risky to cross.


Who doesn't love diving into the CX-style sand trap under Toorak Road?? :lol:

About time they fixed that too!


That won't be happening soon if ever. What are the realistic options, Have the path set higher with less head room? That would still be prone to flooding...

Best quick fix for GCT on the stretch from the Anniversary Trail inbound would be light sensors for Dunlop St like there is for Winton Rd.

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3:11 pm

Dalai wrote:
Claude Cat wrote:
Snuffy wrote:
victor wrote:Now we just need the same treatment for the numerous GCT road crossings: there are too many, and they're all risky to cross.


Who doesn't love diving into the CX-style sand trap under Toorak Road?? :lol:

About time they fixed that too!


That won't be happening soon if ever. What are the realistic options, Have the path set higher with less head room? That would still be prone to flooding...

It won't get fixed until they figure out what they are doing with the railway crossing. Surely that's on the list to get eliminated sooner rather than later.

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Dalai » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3:17 pm

Wasn't thinking about the cars and train line above. To be honest I avoid that intersection when driving for just that reason! Surprising that they haven't removed that train crossing yet...

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Dalai » Mon 18 Jun 2018, 11:28 am

Snuffy wrote:Who doesn't love diving into the CX-style sand trap under Toorak Road?? :lol:


CX sand trap was back under Toorak Road this morning. :lol:

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Re: Anniversary Trail bridge over Toorak rd

Postby Snuffy » Tue 19 Jun 2018, 10:20 am

Dalai wrote:CX sand trap was back under Toorak Road this morning. :lol:


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