I AM responding to a recent letter ‘Problem on the Road’ from Gillian Kussmann. She makes a number of points about the recent roadworks near Dulong Lookout.
She claims that ‘the majority of road users are simply driving straight through the new carpark’.
This is not true. The new roadway is referred to as ‘akin to a major highway’ and a ‘moonscape’. That does seem rather alarmist.
Some mature trees were removed, however, so too were many weeds and smaller pest trees. Overall, the new roadway and car park is an improvement.
It’s hard to please everyone. They complain that the road is unsafe, then they complain when extra road safety signs are installed.
They complain that cars drive too fast, then they complain when the road is curved to help slow the traffic.
They complain that the road needs to be improved, then they complain about the inconvenience when roadworks are carried out.
— Jack Foley