Noisy bloody Motorcycles

I've had enough, is there anything that can be done about the noisy motorcycles that seem to congregate in Port Melbourne? Especially on Bay St, they hoon up and down, and even on Beach street. I think they should ban them! I'd like to take the problem to the council, but unfortunately I have no idea how to solve the problem.

Very angry.
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balmer 2yrs+
I don't think there is myers. I know that the speed limit has been reduced in certain areas of port Melbourne such as Bay Street, but beyond that, I don't know of anywhere people have actually banned motorcylces because of the noise.

I think you might be out of luck
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vicpow 2yrs+
Yep, the motorbikes are a nuisance. I live on Bay Street (double lane part) and they race each other down the road towards the bay until it turns to one lane and the speed limit slows down. Unfortunately most of Bay Street is 60kph.

There was talk a while ago about dropping the limit to 40kph. but I haven't heard any more on this.

Accidents waiting to happen I reckon. Maybe we can do a combined letter to the council or a letter in the local rag?
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goku 2yrs+
I thought Bay Street was 40kph?
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vicpow 2yrs+
Unfortunately, the section of Bay Street we live on is still 60kph :-p
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tamr1 Jan 02, 2018
Hi @Myers and @vicpow, I absolutely agree! I live on Graham Street near Bay Street. The good news is that there is a residents survey going around, (https://www.research.net/r/BTAG-GSW) and the results will be taken to a stakeholders meeting early this year. Please fill it out and encourage your neighbours to do the same. It's a brief survey. 5 questions.

My neighbours and I also have to deal with the motorbikes at night hooning up and down Bay Street, Beach Road and Graham Street, the traffic dangers of thousands of heavy freight vehicles outside our front doors, and the carcinogenic risk of living in a diesel laden atmosphere. There are little kids, schools, elderly people, local foot traffic... it's just unacceptable.

If you want to get involved contact BTAG (Beach Transport Action Group). Their webiste is www.truckoff.org and their social media handle @truckoffmelb. There's a state election coming up this year. It could be just the leverage we need to get something happening.
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