Greens question minister on safe bike routes

Greens MP Colleen Hartland questions Roads Minister Luke Donnellan on safe bike routes in Melbourne's inner west
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:00am
Colleen Hartland

My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Mr Donnellan. Just over a week ago in my electorate a young mother of two by the name of Arzu Baglar was killed while riding her bike. She was riding through Yarraville and was hit by a truck and died at the scene. Her death was not a freak accident; we all know it was bound to happen sooner or later. Countless people have told me how trucks often cross over into bike lanes. Everyone I speak to tells me how unsafe they feel riding through the inner west. There are countless more people who, like me, just do not ride at all because the dangers are too real and we do not feel at all safe. Can the minister outline what plans the government has to create safer bike routes in Melbourne's inner west?