BayView bump gets over coun­cil hump

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By EMILY BAKER

AN­OTHER speed bump has been ap­proved for Bay View Ter­race.

At last week’s Town of Clare­mont meet­ing, coun­cil­lors ap­proved the speed bump at the Gugeri Street Bay View Ter­race in­ter­sec­tion.

While coun­cil­lors agreed speed­ing around par­tic­u­lar ar­eas of Bay View Ter­race was an on­go­ing is­sue, Cr Paul Kelly said he was con­cerned about the rise in the traf­fic calm­ing de­vices.

“This is a very dif­fi­cult in­ter­sec­tion to traf­fic calm. Driv­ers will just mount the de­vice at un­war­ranted speeds – they need to be slowed down be­fore they get to Bay View Ter­race,” he said.

Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes agreed, la­belling it a waste of money.

“I’d like to point out that there is traf­fic calm­ing al­ready – there’s a rum­ble strip and road block,” Cr Haynes said.

“Driv­ers will not even see a speed hump un­less it is moun­tain­ous.”

How­ever, Cr Jill Goetze said she hoped it would stop driv­ers who did not ad­here to the 10km/h speed limit.

“There are nu­mer­ous cars trav­el­ling too fast down Bay View Ter­race,” she said.

An al­lo­ca­tion of $25,000 for the con­struc­tion of the speed bump will be con­sid­ered as part of the 2015-16 bud­get.

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