Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan)
Incorporated pursuant to order of Council of 7 September:
My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety.
Our constituent reports a number of pedestrian and cyclist safety concerns with the new pedestrian crossing under the recently elevated Upfield line at Coburg station on Bell Street.
It appears that not all drivers are seeing the red light at the Bell Street crossing and are driving straight through it. My constituent hypothesises that the bright orange rail overpass may be making the red light less distinguishable than it would otherwise be.
We simply do not want a tragic accident to occur at this location.
My question is: will the Minister for Transport Infrastructure cause an immediate safety review of this location, and cause improved temporary signage to be installed in the interim?