Bumpy road to traf­fic so­lu­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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.

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