Sometimes lobbying your local member or councillor doesn't work. My local councillor actually rides a bike to and from work at Hobsons Bay Council, yet when lobbied regarding upgrade of cycle lanes on Queens St and Victoria st in Altona and Altona Meadows he wasn't interested. The day after a cyclist was knocked down by hit and run driver last week I phoned his office to ask if the council would now be doing something about bike safety in that area. He is still struck by inaction and indecision.
A letter to our local member a while back was met with a reply that she is to busy concentrating on her ministerial portfolio and considered it a local govt issue. Her portfolio by the way is health and what a bang up job she's doing of that, NOT! When her little kiddies get bigger and start riding around the neighbourhood I bet her focus will become a little more localised. Until then we're just going to paint white crosses on her office window everytime a cyclists gets killed in her area.
There are bikes and then there are GIANT bikes.