Thursday, May 29, 2014

Petition to remove bus lanes on Fitzsimons Lane and Williamsons Lane Templestowe during peek times.

I noticed this petition online and thought I'd share. It is good to see how others feel. It would also be good to hear from people who feel the roadworks have improved or degraded their experience on this section of the road.

Alter bus lanes on Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe during peak hours to reduce traffic congestion... read more

The Liberal Party at the last election promised traffic lights would be installed at Fitzsimons Lane/Williamsons Road intersection. It could be said they've met their promise but traffic flow management lights and traffic lights are not the same. If feels to me like the entire upgrade was to cater for the 13% of people who use public transport and not for the benefit of the entire community.

I now avoid the intersection at busy times. I don't go north in the morning if I have to come back from Eltham to Templestowe as it adds 20 minutes to travel time. In normal use during off peak periods I've not noticed a significant difference. People turning left from Porter Street heading north to Eltham often don't give way to people on the roundabout and treat that section as a slip lane making it very dangerous for this who are then going into the Shell service station. The footpath on the east of Fitzsimons Lane is an improvement. There old footpath should be joined in so it is useful. It would be a waste to remove it. I see value in the pedestrian lights but haven't used them yet. There is no north/south safe crossing facility for Porter Street which could have been possible with traffic lights. The traffic heading north still appears to be banked up in the night peak as it was before the upgrade but that just an impression. I've not had enough experience on the section of road during peak time to make a good observation.

I think the mistake the government is making is only considering their own facilities such as public transport and not placing and equal emphasis on the benefit for the entire community.

Kelvin Eldridge
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Power went off in Templestowe

About 10 minutes ago the power went off in Stradmore Avenue Templestowe.

Luckily I have a solar panel system set up in the shed which is off grid so the hair dryer could still be used. Could have been a real issue.

Kelvin Eldridge
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

One-punch death families enraged by title fight

A professional Muay Thai fighter involved in a vicious attack that left one man dead and others seriously injured, has infuriated victims' families by competing in a mixed martial arts title fight... read more

Kelvin Eldridge

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Grieving couple forced to bury children in same Templestowe Cemetery grave

A couple who lost both their children at different times were forced to bury them in the same grave after Templestowe Cemetery mistakenly filled a plot they had bought for their family.... read more.  

Kelvin Eldridge

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cardiologist and researcher Professor Murray Esler whose medical medals were stolen from his Templestowe home over the Easter long weekend.

Thieves broke into Prof Esler's Serpells Rd home in Templestowe over the Easter long weekend and trashed every room before taking jewellery, international currency and three gold and four silver medals.... read more

Kelvin Eldridge
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