Is there a reason that the vacant lands adjacent to railway lines aren't used to construct bike/pedestrian paths?I see bits and pieces about this occasionally so apologies if it’s already been…Continue
"The app seems ok and I hope it helps.
The response from state gov however was crappy.
Sent in a couple of these a while ago. Once after seeing a little kid on a bmx almost get cleaned up at the Shell on Epping Rd. Bad combination of poor…"
"Minor correction there, the area to the side of the tracks is called "the cess". (The 6 foot is the area between railway lines and the 4 foot is the bit between the rails).
As answered several times here, the land is used…"
"I’m only aware of three SUP’s along railway corridors in metropolitan Sydney -– the old Como Railway bridge, the Rhodes – Meadowbank bridge and a long-standing one extending south from near Chatswood station.
"Having no engineering experience, that Railcorp document seems to be eminently sensible regarding their obligation to safely move and maintain railway infrastructure. Maybe it points to parliament failing to provide adequate rail corridors or…"
"Believe it or not, Railcorp actually has a document that describes the engineering requirements for cycleways on the rail corridor. It can be found here.
Once you meet all the requirements for clearance from tracks, signaling and other…"
"IMO if the path is close enough for the stanchions to be an issue, ballast will be an issue and fencing will be an issue. Railway near my folks place has unfenced access tracks and they are covered with loose ballast which is extremely…"
"Yes, encouraging the community to ride (rather than drive) to local railway stations is extremely important and will become ever more so. Living within about 5km of the Sydney CBD, the increased commuter parking in the last…"
"One good thing about railways is they often have a Railway Pde running next to them, with not many side streets on the railway side, so very useful for cycling, if the local council hasn't buggered them up with poor shoulders, road narrowings,…"
"Bike North have a great submission well done, using the land is a great idea other than long grass, weeds, rubbish and graffiti
What is it the land there for yes the maintenance guys go in , would look a lot cleaner with a nice wide track a car…"
"I look at all the cars parked in the street rather than their garages.
All the foot paths with no one walking on them (they all walk on the road)
all the stationary cars on the highways in peak hour (seriously it took me over 2 hours for a 30min…"
"Or maybe a Permanent Way Design Engineer could help... :)
The short answer is that all that apparent empty space is used up! When you have a railway track you will have an access track alongside it for maintenance vehicles and inspections. These…"
" At least I'm not alone in thinking that they are underutilised.
My frustration is probably due to my perspective having changed now that I've sold my car and now use my bike for commute (which I love!). But now I guess I see roads as…"