[YarraBUG-list] Main Yarra Trail News + East West Link submission+ on hols

YarraBUG Admin admin at yarrabug.org
Tue Dec 31 15:46:26 AEDT 2013

Hi all,

Heads up - if you're travelling on the Main Yarra Trail tonight for New 
Years, it will be closed from 7pm, so go on road through Cremorne or the 
bone-rattling old south bank. We actually prefer going through the side 
streets of Cremorne ;)

*1. Taking a break*
YarraBUG Radio will be taking a break from the 3CR studios until 20 
January 2014, but you can listen into our last year of fabulous podcasts 
and interviews right here over the holiday break:

*2. East West Link Submission*
We made a submission to Planning Plans about East West Link. What was 
striking was the complete lack of serious reference to existing bicycle 
infrastructure or detailed impacts that five years of construction would 
have on cycling routes in our area. Also there was no mention throughout 
the huge Comprehensive Impact Statement documentation of the existing 
Yarra Bike Strategy (2010-2015). Sorry if we missed finding any 
reference, but we did try! In hindsight we could of mentioned much, much 
more, including bicycle count numbers, although what was important is 
making the submission and getting the opportunity to present at 
Assessment Planning Panel in March 2014.

East West Link (Eastern Section) submissions

You can stay informed about the local campaigns against East West Link 
via Trains Not Tolls and Yarra Campaign For Action on Transport:



**3. Section of Main Yarra Trail to be closed for dredging. 30 December 

The Main Yarra Trail, between Punt Road and Burnley Harbour, will be 
closed from Friday 10 January for up to six days.

Parks Victoria will close the trail to dredge accumulated silt beneath 
the floating pontoon sections of the trail.

Works will be restricted to weekdays between 9.30am -- 4.30pm to ensure 
the trail is open during peak commuter times and on weekends.

The trail will be closed in the evenings from 8.30pm -- 6.30am due to 
safety issues caused by low tides, which tilt the pontoons.

Here is a table of the full schedule of closures:

Here is a map of the suggested detour routes:

This is the first stage of works. Once complete, the second and third 
stages of work will be scheduled.

The dredging works are expected to be complete by the end of February.

For more information, visit the Parks Victoria website or call 13 1963.

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