Thursday, July 22, 2010

why can’t we get 50kph in selby?

report from the roundtable – 13 jul

I continue to be frustrated by the lack of action by Minister for Roads, Tim Pallas to Shire requests to get 50kph speed limits in a number of our towns.

A recent bingle in Selby reminded me that this continues to be an issue that puts pedestrians and motorists at risk.

Selby is a town, that although small and without an expansive retail component, has much activity going on. There's school kids, parents, a kindergarten, a GP & pathology, General Store, Bus Stop and a bit of retail/cafe too. The sight lines of the town make it extremely challenging for pedestrians with cars either hurtling around the bend and down the hill towards Belgrave or accelerating around a bend up the hill towards Emerald.

We hear a lot of messaging from government about slowing down, reducing the road toll and improving the safety of our roads, but for years and years the Shire has been actively trying to get 50kph zones all to no avail.

Once again Vic Roads are reviewing their guidelines in relation to the Shire of Yarra Ranges, let's hope it happens and we get 50kph before someone is killed.

How many minor scrapes, near misses and bingles do we have to endure before something is done? Time to stop dragging the chain on this one.

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At 5:40 PM, Blogger Liz said...

As you know, Samantha, it'll take a major accident, most likely a fatality, before something is done. Unfortunately.


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