Danger on the corner of Centre and Mackie roads
Written on the 22 July 2015
An intersection that borders the electorates of Bentleigh and Oakleigh has recently come to my attention in relation to pedestrian and public transport safety.
The intersection is very close to the Ventura Bus Lines depot and a large number of buses turn off Centre Road into Mackie Road to access the large bus stop on the corner.
Trucks servicing the shopping centre on the opposite corner also often need to access a small lane behind the shops, which means they pull out in front of turning buses.
In addition a new three-storey apartment block on the corner has completely restricted the view into Mackie Road from the intersection.
A number of elderly pedestrians and school children and local residents cross the roads to get to the bus stop.
Residents tell me it is only a matter of time before a major accident occurs at this intersection.
I have asked the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to provide advice as to how this dangerous intersection might be improved and what better safety measures could be put in place.
Discussing safetly issues with Bentleigh residents on the corner of Centre and Mackie roads.
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