The World Health Organisation has declared that diesel exhaust causes cancer.
The City Of Maribyrnong experiences over 20,000 trucks every day according to VicRoads, the vast majority of these trucks travel through narrow residential streets. The Victorian EPA has never recorded higher levels of diesel pollution on a residential street than on Francis Street in Yarraville.
Thousands of trucks pass our kindergartens, schools and community centres every day spewing out toxic diesel exhaust that our children breathe. Maribyrnong has the highest levels of hospital admissions for respiratory illness in the state.
The previous state government planned to build a truck bypass that would remove 1,000,000 trucks every year from our residential streets. Under the Baillieu government these plans have stalled.
It's not good enough, we need a truck bypass now!
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