Racecourse Road – Pedestrian saftey

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek is for the minister to join with me at Racecourse Road, Flemington, in order to discuss cyclist and pedestrian safety. Earlier this year pedestrian and cyclist safety on Racecourse Road was raised with me by Stephen Alomes, who is a local resident. Stephen and I, along with the Flemington Association, met with VicRoads at the Newmarket Tavern, and as a result of that meeting we considered a time to cross Racecourse Road so that pedestrians and cyclists could cross that road more safely. I acknowledge that this remains a really busy road. There is a possibility that further changes could be made, and to that end I would welcome the minister joining me on site.