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Monday, Jun 29, 2020

@ Adrian Tritschler

Local council has finally rebuilt the #bikepath around #Huntingdale wetlands after far too many years of arguments between council & Melbourne water. Looking good on a cold, clear, still winter day, perfect for my afternoon #cycling
Huntingdale station finally gets a Djerring trail bypass

Huntingdale station finally gets a Djerring trail bypass

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

@ Adrian Tritschler

It looks as though the badly implemented lack-of-bike path through the newly rebuilt Huntingdale station precinct is now being rectified. For years the old railway car park had the “Station trail” bike path come in one end, then left it to cyclists to mingle with parking and un-parking motorists for 200m or so, then rejoin a new section of bike path at the far end of the car park. By bureaucratic sleight of hand this was referred to as part of a “continuous off-road bike path” regardless of the hazard it presented to anyone from commuter cyclists to families with small children who tried to ride through there.
Obstruction, my lord

Obstruction, my lord

Friday, Nov 30, 2018

@ Adrian Tritschler

About 15 years ago I moved to Oakleigh and although I’d probably used the “Station trail” bike path – now the “Djerring trail” – before then, that was when I started it using it at least weekly, sometimes daily. The path is pretty poor, it runs between train stations but vanishes at each one. Too hard to work out a through-route for cyclists so in fairly typical Melbourne bike facilities fashion it just vanishes, leaves you to – “Cyclists dismount” – walk through connecting footpaths and pedestrian underpasses, then ride through car parks, then rejoin the next section of shared path – all additionally dangerous if you’ve got small children with you.
LXRA closes bikepath for a month, two months... four months

LXRA closes bikepath for a month, two months... four months

Thursday, May 10, 2018

@ Adrian Tritschler

Following on from my last writeup of the arbitrary bike path closures by the LXRA, on top of this week’s confusion about when “early May” expires so the bike path will re-open, I got some new information about the next closure! Or is it just a continuation of the current closure? [2018-03-02 Fri] surprise closure, no sign The Station trail bike path had only been open for just over a week, after the previous three month closure, today it was closed.
Idiotic bike path at Huntingdale

Idiotic bike path at Huntingdale

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

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This afternoon I decided to detour on the ride home, to head south down to Clayton to check out the progress on the Skyrail viaduct, then ride home along the the bike path to get a better look at the newly opened – or is it nearly opened – bike path through Huntingdale now that the redevelopment there is nearly complete. Almost at Huntingdale station the path runs between the car park and the feeder loop from North road around into Huntindale road.
LXRA vegetation devastation

LXRA vegetation devastation

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

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For five years or more we’ve lived alongside the railway line, the tracks are 10m from our side fence, and just outside our fence at the front is a small thicket of cypress trees, apparently planted by a previous occupant of the house two or three decades ago. In our back garden is a very large bay laurel that overhangs the fence and grows about 3m out over the railway land.
LXRA and Skyrail

LXRA and Skyrail

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

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I think I’m in favour of the end product, but I know for sure I’m not in favour of the process. Kafka, Stalin, Murphy and the three Stooges seem to be behind the public consultation and information. Along the way I made a public submission to the LXRA – Level Crossing Removal Authority – that of course received no specific reply. I tried asking specific questions in person, via email and via twitter, they all seem to vanish.
Lethal bike paths

Lethal bike paths

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002

@ Adrian Tritschler

The mud from yesterday is still there on the bike path this morning; Marko rang me at work to thank me for warning him about it, apparently when he got to the underpass there were three cyclists crashed in the slime, one with a suspected broken wrist. He has spent half the morning playing telephone tag between City of Buroondara council and VicRoads, nobody wanting to take ownership of the problem or clean the path.
Bike path surprise!

Bike path surprise!

Monday, Sep 23, 2002

@ Adrian Tritschler

Yet another “Bike Path Surprise” this morning — rounding one of the corners after going under Toorak road I found myself hitting the brakes to avoid running into the back of a very large council truck. I’m not quite sure why it was on the path, but it seemed to be ripping branches off the bushes on both sides as it passed. Maybe it was some bizarre kind of gardening experiment.

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I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.

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