Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc.

A0020093K  Victoria      ABN 46 291 176 191     Founded in 1970

 

 

Bicycle Roads: bicycle path is a euphemism - bicycles are vehicles


The associated paving, lighting, signage, loss and harm to highly valued coastal vegetation, and introduction of large numbers of machines (the bicycles), which have dangerous momentum and energy in motion, and add clutter when parked, do produce significant conflicts with pedestrians and coastal values.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Kennett Government’s “Bay Trail” was begun by the then Conservation Minister, Hon. Mark Birrell MLC, as a “shared” bicycle and pedestrian “trail” around Port Phillip Bay, with the building of sections of it starting without any overall plan of exactly where the whole “trail” would be sited. Although many isolated sections have been built, the location of other sections has not been settled as at 2011.

 

Sections without a definite location being yet determined include parts of Frankston and Kingston municipalities, as below.

 

 

FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL “BAY TRAIL” BICYCLE ROAD:

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Search for details of the Kananook Creek section.


 

KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL FORESHORE BICYCLE ROAD:

* Need for Kingston City Council to release Option 2 for Charman to Naples Rd, which would lose less coastal bushland.

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Member for Mordialloc's speech in the Legislative Assembly on Kingston's proposed foreshore bicycle road on 17th April 2007 reveals 61% support for a roadside route.

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Bitumen width on Beach Road EAST of Cromer Rd, Beaumaris, is over 1 metre wider than it is to its WEST, allowing at least 1 m of bicycle road width to come from it.

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Articles mentioning the ill-advised Kingston bicycle road route  in the July 2005 and March 2007 issues of the PPCC Inc. newsletter. See Bicycle Victoria page here.

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Results of Survey by KCEC Inc. of Parkdale and Mentone residents on attitudes to their preferred route for the Mordialloc-Mentone bicycle road

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Submission to Kingston City Council on Stage 1 of its bicycle road planned to fragment already beleaguered indigenous vegetation on the Mordialloc-Parkdale foreshore, & attached assessment by Royal Botanic Gardens botanists of large area of important indigenous coastal vegetation that would be lost by other than a road verge route

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Links to details of indigenous coastal vegetation types found on the Mordialloc-Mentone cliff tops

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Petition No. 376 on Legislative Assembly Notice Paper: Call for Kingston bicycle road to be built at edge of Beach Road , and not through the Crown foreshore reserve.

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Kingston City Council invites comment by 18th August 2006 on Stage 1 of its Bicycle Road plan ( Parkdale Yacht Club to Bay Street Car Park) to bisect what is left of the Mordialloc and Parkdale foreshore reserve.

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Pernicious plan of location of general route for the entire section from Mordialloc Creek to Charman Road , where only three short sections would abut Beach Road :

- from Mundy Street to near Kitchener Street, Mentone

- the northern half only of the section from Naples Road to Mentone Parade, Mentone, and

- from the public toilet building at Birdwood Street to the Parkdale Yacht Club at Monaco Street, Parkdale

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Kingston Plan to Bisect Foreshore for Bicycle Road: PPCC Inc. September 2005 letter asks Kingston Council to route its bicycle road at edge of Beach Rd road reserve.

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PPCC Inc. February 2005 letter to Kingston City Council asks that route of a proposed foreshore bicycle road be, as in Bayside, on edge of Beach Rd, not bisecting the Reserve.

 

 

 

BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL FORESHORE BICYCLE ROAD:

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See latest details on the Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. website

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Article in July 2005 Newsletter on bicycle road damage in Bayside (and Kingston ) shows photo of large rock groyne being built at south end of the Brighton bicycle road

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Route to complete the missing link in Bayside's Bicycle Road from Charman Road to Cromer Road, Beaumaris - it should be on the road reservation - is still not settled.

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Letter to Bayside City Council maintaining opposition to proposed "Shared Path"on the Beach at Brighton - Middle Brighton Baths to Bay Street , Brighton

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Bicycle Road at Bayside City Council's Brighton Baths had the dubious distinction of winning Category 06 Public Domain Award 2003 (open .PDF file) of Cement and Concrete Association of Australia, along with much other deposition of concrete in municipal reserves.

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See Bicycle Victoria page mentioning Charman Road to Cromer Road uncompleted section of bicycle road here.

 

 

PPCC INC. POLICY :

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PPCC Inc. Policy Statement No. 8 "Bicycle Roads around Port Phillip"

 

 

 

This page was last updated on 2015-09-15.