Some good news: Following our bike tour and Ed Cook's petition, Port Phillip Council has supported a crossing with signals on Glen Huntly Rd. Moreover, they have contributed $50000 towards the cost. The remaining cost will need to come from VicRoads, and council has written to the roads minister Luke Donnellan requesting this.
Furthermore, the list of comments and sites was given to Council's Transport Safety Engineering Team. Here is the list of their responses.
As we have become accustomed to, VicRoads seems to be the biggest hold up, with many comments along the lines of "We'll ask VicRoads if they can do this".
It's also worrying that they consider a 1.5m wide bike lane (on Brighton Rd) sufficient to avoid the door zone--- Austroads guidance is that on a 60kph road, there should be a buffer of 1-1.5m between cyclists and passing trucks. So it seems that we can be buffered from the doors, OR the trucks, but not both!
Thanks to everyone who helped. The Lake Ward tour will be coming up in June.