Traffic light petition ready for parliament

STRONG SUPPORT: Colac campaigner Ruth Spokes, Polwarth MP Richard Riordan and Colac Pharmacy’s Karen Parker hope the State Government will act on a community petition signed by more than 2500 people calling on traffic lights at the intersection of Murray and Armstrong streets.

STRONG SUPPORT: Colac campaigner Ruth Spokes, Polwarth MP Richard Riordan and Colac Pharmacy’s Karen Parker hope the State Government will act on a community petition signed by more than 2500 people calling on traffic lights at the intersection of Murray and Armstrong streets.

Colac’s Ruth Spokes has been overwhelmed by community support, with more than 2500 people signing her petition calling for traffic lights at a busy highway intersection.

Polwarth MP Richard Riordan will present the petition asking the State Government to install lights at the intersection of Armstrong and Murray streets to parliament next week on behalf of Ms Spokes.

The petition is Ms Spokes’ second attempt to convince VicRoads to install lights, with other residents including Matthew Cartwright also campaigning for improved safety for vehicles and pedestrians crossing or entering Murray Street.

“I’m very, very proud; the community response has been really overwhelming,” Ms Spokes said.

“I’ve been fighting for over six years for traffic lights, ever since I campaigned to bring the chemist here,” Ms Spokes said.

“But I’m not doing this for me, I’m doing this for the community’s safety; but now we’ve got to get VicRoads to agree.”

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3 Responses to “Traffic light petition ready for parliament”

  1. Matthew

    I don’t drive, and I think that lights, not a roundabout will be the best for everyone who walks around town. Well done to Richard Riordan and Ruth Spokes for their commitment to safety.

  2. Phil Alexander

    Got love Liberal politicians, always seem to go into bat for their community when in Opposition but do very little when government.

  3. Mark

    Why not put a roundabout in there instead? There are too many sets of lights in the main street and a properly designed roundabout would be much quicker not like others large ones you see with plants growing in the middle