Eastlink Toll Protest - Saturday, July 5, 2008
Riders of motorcycles, scooters, sidecars & trikes will assemble on Saturday July 5, 2008 to protest against motorcycle road tolls, Victoria's failure to plan for the increased use of 2-wheelers for commuting and recreation and its' antibike policies, laws and taxes.
Riders will assemble at the Doncaster Park & Ride bus/car facility (Melway map 46, K1) next to the Eastern Freeway. At noon they ride to Frankston to hear speakers on issues effecting riders.
Issues include road tolls for motorbikes, the TAC $56 a year antibike tax, buying police bikes with the tax, compulsory front ID for bikes, planning motorcycle & scooter safety and facilities as for bicycles and wire rope barriers.
Neale Burgess MP, Liberal Member for Hastings, will be one of the speakers at the at the Frankston Civic Centre. He will speak on the issues of the anti-bike tax and WRB.
Other speakers include world-renowned, transport expert, Professor Marc Wigan; Honda Australia Managing Director, Stuart Strickland, and motorcyclists Michael Lewis and Lindsay Swift.
Motorcycling Australia (Victoria) will put on a sausage sizzle after the speeches behind the Frankston Civic Centre in Davey Street.
Damien Codognotto OAM
0419 846 855