Ban large trucks from Glen Huntly Rd Elsternwick

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Every day Elsternwick's Glen Huntly Road 'Elsternwick Village' shopping village struggles to deal with the amount of LARGE trucks that use the street as a transport thoroughfare.

Large trucks roar up the street - trucks that are TOO BIG for this small shopping strip, which is already congested and used by cars, trams, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. Often it's double loaders - large trucks with a driver cabin plus a front load and a back load, such as the one shown in the photo on this page.

We do not propose that truck access to the Coles development be hindered - only that the trucks stop charging through the shopping village, the small area between Orrong Rd and Nepean Highway.

The massive Coles construction trucks can use Orrong Road, or head east away from the village up Glen Huntly Rd. They have dual access to the development site from both Orrong Rd, and via Glen Huntly Rd outside the core village area. They also have nearby Glen Eira Rd and North Rd they can use.

They don't need to roar through the village at a rate of (depending on the time of day) 15 or 20 an hour.

Traders say they have been trying to get Council and state government to do something about these trucks for ages - but nothing ever happens. Just before Christmas, an awful tragedy finally happened. Read all about it in The Age here:

We call upon our local representatives to get large trucks out of Glen Huntly Road, away from the shops, pedestrians, the families, the school students and the elderly who use this village every day.  

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