The Melbourne City Council pledged to move buses from Swanston Street by November 24.
As this article from The Age now reports – clearly they have FAILED to follow their own pledge and now risk further jeopardising bicycle riders using the area until the coaches are moved – in March 2009.
The Age: Council ‘jeopardising lives’ as it misses its bus pledge (20 November, 2008)
The husband of a cyclist who died when a tour bus hit her in Swanston Street is disappointed Melbourne City Council has broken its pledge to get buses out of the street by next week.
“It is jeopardising more lives on Swanston Street,” said Jeremy Rawlins, whose wife Carolyn was killed on September 18 when a Gray Line tour bus hit her. Ms Rawlins was 12 weeks pregnant. Lord Mayor John So promised to get tour buses out of the street immediately after Ms Rawlins’ death.
But Cr So and his team â€” which includes lord mayoral aspirants Gary Singer and Catherine Ng â€” backed down on the promise. Instead, they pledged tour buses would be moved to another location by next Monday.
It emerged yesterday that tour buses will not move out of Swanston Street until at least next March.