Main Street – Good start but more needed

08 May 2018

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (12:55:17) — (14 282) My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety.

 

In August 2017 I asked the minister in this house to provide traffic counts for Main Street in Mornington.

Indeed he responded in October that the average daily two-way count was approximately 14 689 cars. The minister also indicated that VicRoads were investigating potential works to improve pedestrian safety in the southern section of the street and that the improvement was expected to be the provision of an additional pedestrian refuge island.

 

While I appreciate that any works will be an improvement, given the volume of traffic, I am not sure this is going to help much.

 

This is a problem that is not going away, and I would be obliged if the minister could provide further information, including: on what date or dates the traffic count was undertaken; whether a further traffic count has been undertaken since the question was asked, and if so, when that was and what the result was; and what the practical maximum daily two-way traffic capacity is for Main Street.