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Petition to Luke Donnellan, Luke Donnellan MP, John Merritt

Urgent action on speed signs for Glen Eira College students

VicRoads should urgently install variable electronic signs at the dangerous pedestrian school crossing on Booran Rd, Caulfield East outside Glen Eira College. The school campus is split in two across Booran Rd and the pedestrian crossing with traffic lights allows students to cross. This crossing is dangerous as students are crossing this busy road during the whole day for lessons in the gym and the English Language Centre as well as to use the recreational space at recess and lunchtime not just in school zone times when the crossing is supervised by a Council crossing supervisor. Parents and College staff are very worried as there have been some near misses at this crossing with cars not stopping in time, or not stopping at all, in some cases. This is despite teacher supervision of the crossing during the school day and a crossing supervisor before and after school. This is an accident waiting to happen to one of our children. Variable electronic speed signs are required to make the traffic lights more visible to drivers as well as to extend the 40km/h speed limit throughout the school day.   VicRoads have advised the school that there will be a 5-10 year wait for the school to receive the appropriate signage. This is unacceptable given what could happen to one of our children in the meantime. This issue was raised recently on the front page of the Caulfield/Glen Eira Leader (27 September - see photo). Please support the safety of our children and sign this petition. Glen Eira College Parents Association and Ruth Gordon, Vice President, Glen Eira College School Council

Ruth Gordon
415 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Luke Donnellan, Luke Donnellan MP, Vince Punaro

Build the Calder Bike Path

“We’ll build the paths to get the bikes off the road and out of the traffic, making life easier for cyclists and motorists alike.” - Daniel Andrews MP.Currently there is NO SAFE ROUTE for Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents to get to and from Melbourne by Bike. The main corridor used by commuter and recreational cyclists involves a portion of the Calder Fwy between Organ Pipes Rd and Kings Rd. VicRoads has seen fit to erect several signs on both sides of the freeway indicating cyclists should use the freeway shoulder, however at the Calder Park Drive exit the shoulder ceases to exist.  The space is instead used for a high speed slip lane.  What then for cyclists heading north?  You're on your own apparently, just dice it out for a couple of hundred metres with high speed freeway traffic.  For one commuter cyclist recently it meant a trip to hospital with a concussion and several broken bones after being hit from behind by a car, followed by months off work for recovery. How long until the unthinkable happens and lives are ruined as a result? For a small investment a path can be built on the North side of the freeway, completely eliminating this dangerous bike-car interaction. This needs to happen sooner rather than later. Luke Donnellan: For these people who are trying to do the right thing by leaving the car at home and riding to work instead - Give them a safe option.Detailed proposal can be found here:Proposal PDF

Andrew Smeal
797 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

In memory of Manmeet Alisher, protect bus drivers now

Dear Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Please prevent Manmeet Alisher’s tragic death from happening to anyone else – protect Queensland’s bus drivers now. 29 year old Manmeet Alisher stood little chance. At approximately 9am on a sunny Brisbane morning on Friday 28 October, 2016; the beloved son, brother, fiancé and Brisbane City Council bus driver died horrifically at the wheel when he was set alight after driving into an inner-city Brisbane bus-stop to pick up passengers. Not one month earlier on the 29 September, the former Queensland Minister for Transport, the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, announced a state-wide review into bus driver safety after more than 350 bus drivers were assaulted in a six month period. Minister Hinchliffe cited that “Public transport workers, particularly bus drivers, often fall victim to verbal or physical abuse for simply doing their job” in a media release statement available here: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/9/29/transport-minister-announces-review-of-bus-driver-safety   Everybody has the right to work in a safe and harmonious environment, free from abuse; and especially if they are providing as vital a community service as public transport. Yet globally, bus drivers routinely face road rage, commuter anger and traffic congestion; bear witness to vandalism and risk verbal/physical assault and armed robbery, among other crimes whilst doing their job. Devastatingly, Manmeet’s death has illustrated just how vulnerable bus drivers, if not their passengers, are to fatal crimes, too. Studies show that bus driver assault crimes are best prevented. Prevention of assault can be achieved via measures such as bus driver safety screens, and/or providing additional security staff. The Bus Driver Safety Review (BDSR) is due to be finalised and submitted in March 2017. Going by previous statistics, this potentially means another 350 bus drivers will have been violently assaulted or worse. Brisbane City Council have not provided ongoing interim safety measures to protect bus drivers from violence since Manmeet’s death on 28 October, 2016. This petition asks for Brisbane City Council to implement interim as well as permanent bus driver safety measures immediately. Please add your name to this public record of support for better public transport conditions and safer workplaces for us all. #RespectandProtect #InManmeetsName 

Paulina Calderon
1,807 supporters