Call for ac­tion at deadly in­ter­sec­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By JON BAS­SETT

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.

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