Further safety improvements sought for Beach Road

25 June 2014

Bayside City Council will continue to advocate safety improvements for all users of Beach Road.

Approving the extension of no stopping zones between 6am and 10am on weekends for a further 12 months, Mayor Laurence Evans said he was disappointed that the Victorian Government had reneged on a 2010 promise of over $1 million for further safety improvements.

“Council worked with the previous government and Beach Road users to identify a range of measures that would increase safety for all road users.

“We lived up to our part of the bargain by implementing no stopping measures on weekends between 6am and 10am.

“We’re pleased that the no stopping zones are having a positive impact on safety along Beach Road. Removing parked cars has reduced the risk of collisions between motorists and cyclists. It also gives pedestrians a clear view of traffic when crossing the road.

“Funding is now needed to implement other improvements including indented parking, better signage, education programs and a new pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of the Middle Brighton Baths”, Cr Evans said.

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