Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removals


This project provides an excellent opportunity to build the section of the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail connecting Box Hill with the Anniversary Trail in Camberwell, following the route of the railway line utilising where possible available land in the rail corridor.  

The Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail Coalition is asking for the section from Box Hill to the Anniversary Trail to be constructed.



The new walking and cycling underpass at Surrey Hills station could look like this:

Surrey Hills station schematic

Original image source: Level Crossing Removal Projects 


The new walking and cycling bridge crossing Elgar Road could look like this:

Elgar Road crossing shared path schematic

Original image source: Level Crossing Removal Projects 


The shared pedestrian and bike path recently constructed at Bayswater Station is a good example what can be provided at Mont Albert Road and Union Road.

  Bayswater Station




"Building a better Box Hill"

The Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail will provide an additional  access route to Box Hill's busy centre for a very low capital outlay compared to the cost of road infrastructure.


Bike Parking Box Hill

All day free parking for about 26 bikes (one electric) the entrance to Box Hill station takes up minimal space. Whereas (2 hr) parking for about 26 cars, requires land worth in excess of $3 million dollars

Car Parking at Camberwell

Camberwell shopping centre - construction of a shared path and end of trip bike parking is a far more effective use of finite tax dollars

Updates

21 Mar 2019. Paul Hamer MP presented [this petition (PDF)] with 1844 signatures to the Legislative Assembly (lower house of the Victorian Parliament) [Hansard]

27 May 2019. Paul Hamer MP announced that $370,000 funds have been allocated for planning the Hawthorn to Box Hill shared

1 Aug 2019. Geotechnical investigations are in progress for the Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removal project.

Take Action

Contact your local State MP to ask for the Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removal project to provide a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists from Box Hill to the Anniversary Trial at East Camberwell.





Surrey Hills locals signing Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail petition   Surrey Hills locals signing Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail petition

Hawthorn to Box Hill trail petition Glenferrie Road


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