Some Heidelberg residents are sick of trucks. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano
Some Heidelberg residents are sick of trucks. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano

Greens’ push to ban trucks on residential roads

B-DOUBLE trucks would be banished from dozens of city roads, under a Greens push to stop the "rat run" through residential streets.

The Victorian Greens will on Wednesday unveil their call to block the large trucks from 27 roads in Melbourne's north and northeast.

Those roads included Rosanna Rd and Burgundy, Jika and Dora streets in Heidelberg, Bolton St in Eltham, High Street in Northcote and Normanby Ave in Thornbury.

Greens Eastern Metro MP Samantha Dunn said B-Double trucks were using residential roads like they were freeways.

The Greens' plan would see the 27 streets removed from the list of approved roads B-Double trucks can use.

Victorian Transport Association CEO Peter Anderson said the Greens' solution confirms that they are unfit to govern, let alone hold the balance of power in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament.

"The truth of the matter is there are significant limitations on our road network which means there are limited alternatives for trucks to use," said Mr Anderson.

"Thankfully this is starting to be addressed with construction of the West Gate Tunnel and North East Link, along with commitments from both major parties for overdue road and rail infrastructure around Melbourne and Victoria.

"Banning a truck is tantamount to banning someone from doing their job and Victorians should think carefully about voting for a party that offers such simplistic and ill-considered 'solutions' to our transport challenges."

B-Doubles are banned from dozens of roads and bridges across the state.

READ MORE AT THE HERALD SUN AND SEE THE LIST OF ROADS TO BE CLOSED HERE

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