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The City of Melbourne Bicycle Plan 1978 identified Flemington Rd as a key bike route. 40 years later, it's still not safe.
We have had some recent wins, as VicRoads recently announced protected bike lanes at the Abbotsford, Harker, and Gatehouse Street intersections.
But this isn't enough. We need fully separated bike lanes along Flemington Road from Haymarket right up to Elliott Avenue.
More than half of the crashes along Flemington Road involve cyclists or pedestrians. Doorings are far too common.
To create a more liveable city, we need to make our roads safe for cycling.
We call on the Minister for Roads to work with Melbourne City Council and implement fully separated bike lanes along Flemington Road.