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To: Department of Transportation

Re-route 811/812 bus route away from Roslyn Street Brighton

Re-route 811/812 bus route away from Roslyn Street Brighton

A petition by local residents to demand that PTV (Department of Transport Victoria) review the current routing of the 811 & 812 bus services so they are routed away from Roslyn Street (a narrow suburban street) between South Road and Dendy Street to a nearby arterial road.

The basis for this demand is that Roslyn Street represents a clear anomaly as it is narrow suburban street, where an alternate arterial road (Hampton Street) is a very short distance away and would allow the bus to follow essentially the same route without impacting passenger amenity. Hampton street is 5+ meters wider with separate lanes for traffic and marked and designated parking lanes. This contrasts with Roslyn St where often cars need to queue while oncoming traffic passes, and where these is no room for buses and cars to pass one another, creating congestion and risk.

Why is this important?

There appears to be strong support in the local community for this change, and there are upcoming catalyst that will force temporary changes that we would like to make permanent.

The basis for this demand is that Roslyn Street represents a clear anomaly as it is narrow, and where an alternate arterial road (Hampton Street) is a very short distance away and would allow the bus to follow essentially the same route without impacting passenger amenity. Hampton street is 5+ meters wider with separate lanes for traffic and marked and designated parking lanes. Additionally I have been informed that major sewer repair all along this section is imminent and the bus route will be impacted, hence I see a catalyst to make this permanent and not temporary if we can act with speed now.

Other infrastructure works are upcoming - in the week of July 12th there is sewer pipe repair. In discussions with the workers, it was raised that the entire sewer line along Roslyn street is likely to be replaced in some months. This would disrupt traffic extensively and if this petition can occur sooner than later we may be able to get the bus permanently re-routed and use this sewer works as a catalyst to drive this change.

How it will be delivered

To be confirmed. Please start by signing this petition and if possible email me your support at [email protected]

We will use the response from this petition and email feedback to drive interest from key parties including PTV/DOT, Bayside Council members and key roles, State government member, and others idenfied via feedback from this process.

Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

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Updates

2021-07-29 17:10:35 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-07-27 13:25:59 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-07-27 09:25:51 +1000

10 signatures reached