Call for action at deadly intersection
COTTESLOE residents want their council to do more than remove three car bays to improve safety after the death of a motorcyclist at the Sydney Street-Marine Parade intersection on November 1.
A memorial to a Clarkson man (41) marks where his Kawasaki hit a Suzuki Sierra 4WD turning from Sydney Street about 4.40pm on November 1, before the man died in hospital a day later.
A Main Roads WA investigation found nothing wrong with the road or the avenue that could have contributed to the crash, or those that have occurred at the intersection in the past five years.
However, Sydney Street residents told councillors more needed to be done to deter motorists from using the intersection as a “rat run” to avoid Curtin Avenue.
“It was never intended that removing the three car bays was going to be the complete solution,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said.
A current study into traffic along all of Marine Parade will soon be sent to the council to help develop longer-term solutions for controls along the beachside route from South Cottesloe to Swanbourne.