Alpine Observer

Bigger concerns than pedestrian sign genders


I WRITE regarding the issue of pedestrian traffic lights depicting female figures being installed in Melbourne’s CBD.

I believe this VicRoads-approved project is a waste of money and I urge the Roads and Road Safety Minister to focus on the important issues that are facing Ovens Valley motorists.

What about fixing the shoulders on the Wangaratta-Whitfield Road? What about fixing the Murray Valley Highway at Cobram East?

What about fixing dangerous intersecti­ons in Katamatite?

What about fixing lighting issues in Harrietvil­le and Bright?

The Minister’s time would also be better invested listening to Yarrawonga residents about their preferred bridge route.

I am all for gender equality and I support the concept that when pedestrian signals breakdown they can then be replaced with the female figure but why waste resources doing this now when much higher priorities exist? Tim McCurdy, MLA, Ovens Valley

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