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From 1 November 2016 VicRoads is banning 'super sized' B double trucks from the West Gate Bridge, apparently it can no longer take the weight. Instead these massive trucks are going to be allowed to use Francis Street Yarraville to get to the Port.
We say the freight industry has to wait until proper road infrastructure is built to continue to use these monsters. Our 100 year old residential streets in Yarraville will not suffice.
Francis street is mostly one lane in each direction, lined with houses and has a major community and childcare centre. Nothing like a highway!
Imagine what it would be like reversing out of your driveway, with the kids in the back, into traffic with these monster trucks bearing down on you! These trucks belong on freeways and highways, not narrow residential streets.
Our community should not have to pay the price of incompetent planning by state governments and their failure to build adequate road infrastructure to the port. Citylink and the Bolte Bridge, right next to the port, are less than 20 years old and don't have the capacity for these monsters, great planning huh?
We all know that rail is the best way to move freight, not bigger and bigger trucks needing bigger and bigger roads. How about getting on with it?
Sign this petition to support the call to ban these super sized trucks on residential streets in the inner west.