Elmore and Rochester residents are asking residents to sign a petition to build a pedestrian crossing on the main street of Elmore.ELAINE COONEY November 21, 2012 4:58am
Several Elmore and Rochester residents joined forces last week to petition for a pedestrian crossing to be installed in the main street of Elmore.
Petitions in key areas of the town were running out of space on Friday afternoon with people in favour of a crossing.
Elmore resident Betty Morgan said she was appalled at the sign on the main street which read ‘‘pedestrians must give way to vehicles’’.
She said traffic in the area had become increasingly heavier in the past few years.
Many Elmore residents cross the street daily to go from the local grocery store to the post office.
Mrs Morgan said older people were frightened to cross the road to the post office because of speeding vehicles.
‘‘With the trucks passing, it’s very dangerous. This place really needs a crossing,’’ she said.
Elmore resident Michael Devlin agreed many cars and trucks were speeding through town and not sticking to the 60km/h speed limit.
Elmore resident Maree Charnstron said her son had a few near-misses on the road.
Mrs Charnstron said she contacted City of Greater Bendigo Council about the issue and was awaiting a response.
Former Elmore resident Jill Scadden said the post office was an important part of town.
‘‘Older people don’t use phone or internet banking and, on pension day, they all go over to pay their bills,’’ she said.
‘‘Something’s got to be done about it and I urge people to sign the petition.’’
Elmore IGA owner Lance Mitchell, along with the Elmore Post Office owner, were both in favour of a pedestrian crossing and urged people to sign the petition.
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