Melbourne Bus and taxi operators have expressed concern about the safety of its passengers if the Melbourne City Council's proposed St Kilda Road Bike Lane development is allowed to proceed.
Bus and taxi drivers are joining the chorus of other community groups opposed to the proposed $330,000 bike plan design which is scheduled to be installed next month.
Residents, business and community groups are calling on the City Council to scrap the plan and hold am open public review of the proposal.
Community advocate and former City Councillor David Nolte has said that Cr Richard Foster has expressed concern at the proposal and t bis understood he has asked that the matter be brought before Council.
Other Councillors have also expressed concern but said that the issue was in the hands of the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle who was opposed to any review in spite growing concern over its impact on public safety.
Cr Stephen Mayne, who claims to be an advocate for open and transparent government, was not prepared to discuss this issue.
UPDATE: Cr Foster as indicated that he will be calling for a halt to the project and that a report be presented in detail at the next Future Melbourne Committee