MS PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (14:22:48): My question is for the Minister for Roads and concerns promises made by VicRoads for traffic improvements in the Brunswick district.
I recently met with cycling and pedestrian advocate—and, I may add, part-time archaeologist—Nic Dolby. He has lobbied extensively in regard to issues facing both pedestrians and cyclists in Brunswick and surrounding suburbs, matters that now fall squarely within the new super Department of Transport.
There is concern amongst the local population that traffic is soaring without enough being done to maintain livability and safety for both cyclists and pedestrians. A number of pedestrian crossings and traffic islands had been promised by the department for the Moreland area but are yet to be delivered.
Could the minister please outline how the government is improving pedestrian and cyclist safety in the inner north, particularly in the Moreland area, and what priority has been given to crossing and traffic island upgrades?
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Constituency Question asked 4/6/19