Bumpy road to traffic solution
SPEEDHUMPS are not the answer to traffic accidents on Second Avenue, say Claremont councillors.
All but one Town of Claremont councillor one voted against an officer recommendation to install speed cushions last week.
Cr Jill Goetze said speed was not an issue but parking bays and a roundabout would help.
“The intersection of Second Avenue and Ashton Avenue has been subject to seven crashes, it’s a problem.” Cr Goetze said.
Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said speed humps were not an option, as speeders would flout restrictions regardless.
“The crest is the problem and sightlines are the issue,” Cr Haynes said.
Council approved refuge islands at the intersections of Second Ave with Graylands Rd and Ashton Ave.