20 April 2010

17 mayors say get on board

The mayors of 17 Melbourne councils have called for residents to use the pt4me2 public transport poll to have their say about public transport before 30 April.

The pt4me2 poll is a project of the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), which represents Melbourne councils on transport issues. The MTF will be collating the survey results and presenting them to all the major parties before the state election.

“With the state election coming up in November, now is a crucial time to raise public transport issues,” said MTF Chair Cr Jackie Fristacky.

Cr Fristacky said that the surveys look at a range of citywide and local issues.

“Get on board our surveys to help get better public transport for all of Melbourne,” she said.

Visit www.pt4me2.org.au to have your say. The survey closes 30 April 2010.

Supporting mayors include:

Banyule: Mayor Cr Wayne Phillips
Boroondara: Mayor Cr Jack Wegman
Casey: Mayor Cr Lorraine Wreford
Darebin: Mayor Cr Vince Fontana
Glen Eira: Mayor Cr Steven Tang
Hume: Mayor Cr Geoff Porter
Kingston: Mayor Cr Steve Staikos
Manningham: Mayor Cr Charles Pick:
Maribyrnong : Mayor Cr Sel Sanli
Melbourne: Lord Mayor Robert Doyle
Moonee Valley: Mayor Cr Shirley Cornish
Moreland: Mayor Cr Stella Kariofyllidis
Nillumbik : Mayor Cr Ken King
Port Phillip: Mayor Cr Frank O’Connor
Whitehorse: Mayor Cr Bill Pemberton
Whittlesea: Mayor Cr Mary Lalios
Yarra: Mayor Cr Jane Garrett

1 comment:

nerrida said...

There would be a lot more safe cycling if parks were opened to cyclists from Fitzroy to St.Kilda.

An overpass from Fawkner Park to Albert Park, and a bit of fair-go at Fitzroy Gardens is all that is needed. Albert Park is blocked off because of the golfers...so let's give them an exciting new hazard...a wire mesh overpass.

New high rises on St.Kilda Rd between Fawkner Park and Albert Park do not have to provide car parking for their visitors and services any more; so expect a lot more traffic jams between Commercial and Toorak Rds.

Even the residents are not required to have carparking there; so expect more accidents and bad building designs, and more congested trams.

What will happen to the flow of cars there when the new Domain train station is opened ?(At least 10 years away; but a study should be done)

The councils are panicking about using space to fit in people. That part of St.Klda Rd, where the first high rise pioneers made their homes at No. 461, 25 years ago (and still live there) is changing without consideration of winds and overshadowing or glare and pollution. The long term residents should have the first say - not the councils and developers.