[YarraBUG-list] Shared path works: Walmer Street Bridge, Abbotsford + Linear Park, Carlton North

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Fri Apr 26 16:33:10 AEST 2013

FYI - Shared path works news from Parks Victoria & City of Yarra.

For anyone who missed the Institute of Transportation Engineers Cyclist 
Issues Forum at Yarra Council on Wednesday, you can catch up with a 
forum precis with #iteanz tweets via @yarrabike.

Also Nick from ITEANZ mentioned they may have audio of the forum up on 
their website soon and we'll endeavour to edit together some of todays 
presenters for our next 3CR Community Radio program this coming Monday 
29th April.

http://www.ite.org.au/ | http://www.yarrabug.org/radio/

*1.****Heads up: Walmer St Bridge Works, Kew / Abbotsford from Monday 29 
April. *

Works to replace the timber decking on the Walmer Street access ramp is 
to commence from Monday 29th April and conclude no later than Friday 3rd 
May 2013.

An anti-slip decking material known as "Weldlok" is to be used in place 
of the existing timbers.

Whilst works are in progress the ramp will remain closed. During closure 
times trail users will be diverted to the adjacent concrete stairs as an 
alternative way of accessing the trail.

To minimise disruption to trail users all works are to commence no 
earlier than 9am through to no later than 3:30pm each day. The ramp will 
re-open each day from 3:30pm until 9am the following morning to allow 
traffic during evening and morning peak periods.

Signs will be installed to alert trail users of the works and divert 
traffic to use the adjacent stairs whilst construction is underway 
throughout the non-peak periods.

For all enquiries please contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.


*2. **News from City of Yarra: Works to improve the section of shared 
path in Linear Park between Lygon Street and Bowen Crescent are expected 
to begin in mid April 2013. *

Works to improve the section of shared path in Linear Park between Lygon 
Street and Bowen Crescent are expected to begin in mid April.

The works are expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

Please note, during this time pedestrians and cyclists will not have 
access to this section of the path.

Signage will direct cyclists and pedestrians to alternate routes, 
including north and south crossing points.

The path upgrade will involve replacing the asphalt path with a concrete 
path, and widening it to three metres.

The path will follow the existing alignment, with minor adjustments. 
Some trees will be removed to provide adequate width and provide better 
visibility for path users.

Council has already planted 40 new native trees in this part of Linear 
Park to offset the tree removals.

Three parking spaces will be removed from Park Street (east end of the 
north section), to improve access to Linear Park.

This is required to make this intersection safe for park users. These 
works are part of the implementation of the Linear Park Masterplan 
(2006), and consistent with recent improvements in other sections of the 

For more information, please contact Kevin Ayrey on 9205 5770, or email 
OpenSpace at yarracity.vic.gov.au

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