Forest Ridge Draft Development Plan
The 9 hectares of land formerly occupied ATV-0 studios at Forest Hill at the corner of Springvale Rd and Hawthorn Rd is slated to become a new estate called Forest Ridge.
Details of what was proposed to Whitehorse Council can be seen at:
WATAG believes that Active Transport opportunities are most effective if incorporated into the design phase of projects. Accordingly WATAG made a submission commenting on the draft plan. Forest Ridge Development-WATAG Submission July 2017
Connecting up Gardiners Creek Trail
Crossing Burwood Hwy near Deakin Uni. is a problem for all.
Why is Burwood Hwy – Elgar Rd intersection a barrier to both cyclists and pedestrians?
- Traffic islands are very small and do NOT allow several bikes to safely store. They do not co-accommodate other users (pedestrians, wheel chairs etc). Hence there is a high risk of users falling or projecting out onto roadway.
- Poor level of Service from Traffic Signals: Delays – crossing takes 2 to 3 cycles.
- The widths of the cross walks are substandard – being only 1.8 to 2.4m wide. They are less than the desirable 3.0m minimum width for a bicycle path.
- The cycle route through the intersection does NOT allow maneuvering for all
types of bikes eg tandems, tag – along bike, cargo bikes and recumbent bikes.
Lundgren Chain – it’s time to link it up!
In 1964, the local paper reported: “Swedish-born Ernest Oscar Lundgren, Mayor … of Box Hill, is truly a man of community spirit.” Some years later the Lundgren Chain Reserve was named in his honour.