Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deliver Us From Diesel - 1000 Toy Truck Rally

MTAG and "Less Trucks for Moore" held a successful rally on the steps of Parliament house on 22 November 2010 in Melbourne.

The groups set up 1000 toy trucks to symbolise the number of trucks using the streets of the City of Maribyrnong every hour. Residents of the inner west held up banners while playing amplified trucks noises.

The rally called on the Government to fully fund the planned Truck Action Plan, introduce curfews and reduce speed limits on Moore Street.

See photos from the Toy Truck Rally in Parliament.
22 November 2010
Here on flicker

Monday, October 25, 2010


With the support of Victoria Police and VicRoads about 100 residents successfully blocked the intersection of Moore and Hopkins Street, Footscray. The protesters demanded action on the out of control truck traffic through the residential area.

The blockade lasted about fifteen minutes in which the protesters demanded immediate night and weekend curfews, 50kph speed limits and the banning of air horns and engine brakes.
Families, the elderly, children and babies in prams attended the protest.

The Government now has to take the resident’s concerns seriously and be prepared to respond.

Less Trucks For Moore is willing to work with all interested parties to seek a prompt resolution on this critical community issue. Less Trucks For Moore reserves the right to use public demonstrations in the future, if there is not a satisfactory response from the Government.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


On 13 October 2010, residents and local representatives joined together to call for immediate action on the trucks plaguing Moore Street and surrounding areas.

At the first community meeting of Less Trucks For Moore, the crowded room unanimously endorsed the planned Protest blockade of Moore Street on 26 October at 8am.

Full support was given for Less Trucks For Moore’s demands for:
·        7pm to 7am night curfews
·        24 hour weekend curfews
·        50 kph speed limits
·        EPA tests of air quality for Moore and Buckley Streets

The Maribyrnong Truck Action Group brought its experience and insight and stressed the importance of the blockade to send a peaceful but strong message to the State Government.

The meeting was also attended by councillors from the Maribyrnong City Council, VicRoads and Footscray candidates Ken Betts, Janet Rice, Marsha Thomson and Catherine Cumming.

The Protest will be a family friendly event with the support of Victoria Police and VicRoads.

Less Trucks For Moore invites members of the community to bring their children, friends and family and make their voices heard on the corner of Moore and Hopkins Streets, on Tuesday 26 October 2010.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Massive Increase In Truck Numbers on Moore Street

Trucks Only per day
2010: 2,233 (24.7%)
2009: 1,791
2008: 1,881

During Night Hours 8pm-6am
Trucks Only:
2010: 479 (46.4% increase)
2009: 327
2008: 327

According to VicRoads traffic counts from March 2010, there has been a 24.7% increase in total truck traffic in 2010 compared with 2009 and a 46.4% increase in the number of trucks using Moore Street during night hours (8pm to 6am weekdays).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Anger as Footscray trucks total soars

Leader - Aug 10 @ 07:07am

THE Maribyrnong Truck Action Group wants extended truck curfews after leaked VicRoads counts show a jump in night-time traffic, particularly on two roads.
Group chairman Peter Knight said the figures showed a 46 per cent night-time increase on Moore St and an overall increase of 24.6 per cent, taking the street’s total daily count to almost 2500.

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We need quick-fix for truck traffic: MP

By Brad Gardner | August 13, 2010

The Victorian Government is being urged to look at possible quick-fixes to deal with an increase in truck traffic west of Melbourne

Footscray MP Marsha Thomson wants Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas to investigate options to reduce the number of heavy vehicles using a local street in Footscray to get to the Port of Melbourne.

Residents of Moore Street have complained to Thomson about heavy vehicles using the road at night, saying trucks are stopping them from sleeping.

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