Resolve Rosanna Road (RRR) believes the building of the North East Link is essential – as PART of what needs to be a broad-based, long-term freight and commuter plan for Melbourne that emphasises rail, and a range of innovative strategies, aimed at reducing road dependence.
WE DO NOT SUPPORT A FREEWAY THROUGH BANYULE – for both environmental and logistical reasons.
We support an alternative route suitable for all forms of transport, including heavy vehicles carrying dangerous substances, the over-dimensional, and cranes – thereby totally freeing Rosanna Road from all but locally-bound transport..
MEANTIME – OUR SAFETY NEEDS ARE IMMEDIATE
Resolve Rosanna Road calls for:
- Reduced speed limit on Rosanna Road to allow people to access their driveways and improve general amenity
- Safer passage for pedestrians across Rosanna Road at all existing crossing points and:
- an additional pedestrian crossing between Darebin and St James Roads
- a designated pedestrian/bike crossing over or under Rosanna Road to access Rosanna Station and shopping centre
- Traffic lights at James Road
- Speed cameras
- Red light cameras
- Trucks restricted to a single lane
- No engine braking
- Relocation of power poles back from the roadway to avoid trucks bringing them down by truck tilt
FULL AND ONGOING MONITORING
Resolve Rosanna Road also calls for odour and noise monitoring, to assess the real impact of this road on the health of residents, and of children in the two schools that back onto the road.
OUR LONG-TERM VISION
When the North East Link is built, our vision for Rosanna Road is a two-lane road with designated bike lanes, and a ban on all through freight vehicles.