14th of May 2024, 1:09pm
Legislative Council of Victoria | Spring Street, Melbourne

David ETTERSHANK (Western Metropolitan):

My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. My constituent is one of hundreds of cyclists who commute to the CBD from the west and is concerned that Footscray Road will again be closed due to works on the West Gate Tunnel Project, with cyclists forced to use Dynon Road.

Last week a cyclist was seriously injured by a B-double at the intersection of Dynon Road and CityLink. Just like the death of Angus Collins on Footscray Road in February last year, cyclists and traffic have the same simultaneous green lights.

Freedom-of-information documents show that safety concerns raised by the community are well and truly on the department of transport’s radar, but no action has yet been taken.

My constituent asks: will the minister instruct the department of transport to urgently reconfigure the light sequencing at this intersection to protect cyclists from trucks?

[Awaiting response]

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