Speed­sters put lives at risk around city square

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

I WOULD like to com­ment on Townsville Bul­letin Square which is a fab­u­lous at­tribute to our city cen­tre. Un­for­tu­nately I do see it as a “fatality” wait­ing to hap­pen.

In par­tic­u­lar the shared zone with Og­den St. This area blends in beau­ti­fully, looks noth­ing like a road­way and where ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic passes through the speed is sup­posed to be lim­ited to 10km/ h. Un­for­tu­nately ve­hi­cles con­stantly and bla­tantly speed through this area do­ing 50- 60km/ h.

We have had enough deaths on the roads in re­cent days in­clud­ing a child be­ing run over in a car­a­van park in Cairns. Can our po­lice ( who are do­ing a great job in mon­i­tor­ing school zones) al­lo­cate some time to this precinct to en­sure the safety of all, but par­tic­u­larly our young chil­dren who head to the foun­tain in front of this traf­fic?

Per­haps the Townsville City Coun­cil could look at in­stalling some traf­fic calm­ing. I live close by and fre­quent the area of­ten and can only fore­see Townsville Bul­letin Square in the news for all the wrong rea­sons.

COLIN OBERLE,

Townsville City.

Should Townsville give up one of its Cowboys games for Cairns?

DAN­GER: Fast cars are a threat to chil­dren head­ing to the foun­tain on Og­den Street, says a reader.

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