MASG hands over petition to VicRoads and calls for upgrade to cycling route
Posted on 16 November 2010 by e-news
On Tuesday 16th MASG members Andrew Butt and Tim Hurley met with VicRoads Senior Road Safety & Traffic Engineer Mylvaganam Ravivarman (Ravi).
They pointed out to Ravi the high level of community support for cycling facilities and the concern people had that those paths that did exist were poorly maintained.
They then walked the cycling lanes along Barker St, pointing out the dangerous areas for cyclists that need attention before handing over the petition.
Ravi said that they would put in a request that this be funded in 2011/2012.
It seems crazy that a small section of important bike infrastructure can’t be upgraded without a lengthy budget submission process, but that’s what Ravi explained to us
Following up on the meeting Andrew has written to the candidates standing in the upcoming State Election asking whether they support upgrading cycling infrastructure in our shire. Download his letter here: candidates letter about cycling paths.
We would encourage you to email the candidates and let them know you want a committment to see the MA Shire Walking and Cycling Strategy implemented and supported by VicRoads and other state agencies. The Candidate’s email addresses are:
Bendigo West Candidates
Anita Donlon, Liberals Anita.Donlon@vic.liberal.org.au
Sandra Caddy, DLP email@example.com
Maree Edwards, Labor firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Ellen Radford, Greens email@example.com
Steven Oliver, Nationals firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper House Candidates
Damian Drum, Nationals email@example.com
David Jones, Greens firstname.lastname@example.org