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Legislative Assembly

22 March 2023
Members statements
Anthony Cianflone  (ALP)


Anthony CIANFLONE (Pascoe Vale) (10:06): Along with advocating for safer skies, the Transport Workers Union has also been proudly, for a long time, advocating for road safety. In this context I was deeply concerned to see Bell Street and Sydney Road in my electorate identified by the Age on 13 March as two of Melbourne’s most hazardous roads for commuters. I was further saddened to learn of an elderly pedestrian’s death recently at the Hope Street and Melville Road intersection in Brunswick West. The people of my electorate, including young families, older residents and the over 4000 transport workers who reside locally, are entitled to a safer commuter experience. That is why I look forward to serving on the Parliament’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee’s inquiry into the impact of road behaviours on vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycle riders and mobility device users. I will be encouraging residents from my electorate, including transport workers, to make a submission to this inquiry, and I will always advocate for these issues.