Join Ellen Sandell and Adam Bandt and call on Premier Daniel Andrews to make Melbourne safe for cyclists. We urgently need more investment in safer cycling infrastructure and driver education programs.
Dear Premier Daniel Andrews,
Last Friday, Melbourne received some devastating news about the death of a young man, Alberto Paulon. He was killed on his way to work when an opening car door knocked him off his bike into the path of a truck on Sydney Rd.
It’s time to have a serious conversation about doing what it take to make Melbourne safe for cyclists. We know that cycling is important for Melbourne’s liveability and that it helps reduce congestion, pollution and to keep our city moving.
We need the vision to back cycling for the future and make sure cyclists are safe on Melbourne roads.
We call on you to make Melbourne safe for cyclists by:
- funding a TAC public awareness campaign on dooring and safe driving around cyclists;
- approving separated bike lanes on Sydney Rd, Flemington Rd, Royal Parade and St Kilda Rd; and
- investing in an integrated bike lane network that is safe and goes where people need to go.