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Marti Zucco: Tasman Bridge must be made safer

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Federal candidate for Franklin, Marti Zucco announced today that if elected he will seek federal funding to solve the pedestrian and bike issues that currently exist on the Tasman Bridge.

“I am aware of those who have been injured while riding across the narrow footway and it’s time to take action,” Mr Zucco said.

“The current situation is dangerous and unacceptable to both pedestrians and cyclists who use the bridge and options need to be explored.

“We need to link the eastern shore with the western shore with a dedicated bike lane so that it is safe for both pedestrians and bike users.

“I have had discussions regarding possible options and I have floated the possibility of a counter levered structure on the southern face of the bridge that could resolve the issues.

“We are aware that a dedicated bike lane on the road surface area is not an option, so alternatives need to be explored and a counter levered option may be the solution.

“Whatever the outcome, my intent is to seek federal funding to pursue whatever it takes to make the bridge safer for all those who use it,” he said.
Marti Zucco Palmer United Party Candidate for Franklin

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Ros Barnett

    July 22, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Now I’ve thinked me a think about a bike lane cantilevered off the footpath many a time, or even an upper deck over the footpath and one of the car lanes, leaving other lanes for tall traffic. Me and Marti on the same page? Who’d a thought it?

  2. James Crotty

    July 19, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Dear Marti, while I have no doubt you have spent hours of research time and subsequently refined the notion rather than just put out a vacuous press release; I can’t help but ask, is your “counter levered” option the same as what engineers refer to as a “cantilever”.

  3. Angus Bennett

    July 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Good on Marti for standing for Palmer United. I think it is a vast improvement on Abetz’s liberal party since Palmer United does not accept lobbyists into party official roles, unlike the Liberal Party.

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