sydney road
Sydney Road upgrades delayed

Changes to Sydney Road in Brunswick are again on the backburner after the state government said they are not planning any action until at least 2021.

MP for Brunswick, Tim Read, recently put a question in parliament to Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford about when work might begin on Sydney Road.

"DoT (Department of Transport) has no intention to consider any of the options for Sydney Road while LXRP projects are being planned, constructed and finalised" was Ms Pulford's response.

The nearby Bell to Moreland project will remove four level crossings and make some improvements to the Upfield path, but it is not due to finish until 2021.

This means people who ride, tram users and traders will be forced to endure up to two more years of an unsatisfactory Sydney Road.

Shops are struggling, trams run at a snails pace and space to ride has not changed since Alberto Paulon was killed while riding his bike on Sydney Road four years ago.

The community thought progress had been made earlier this year when VicRoads released a number of draft changes to Sydney Road, including an option with full-time bike lanes.

This option that would replace on-street car parking with separated bike lanes is supported by Bicycle Network, our members and Moreland council.

It's not good enough that the state government continues to knock progress on the head and put off fixing Sydney Road.

Mr Read and his office is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday 19 November to discuss getting a fix on Sydney Road.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

To learn more about our ongoing Sydney Road campaign click here.

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