Speed bumps await coun­cil action

Central Leader - - Front Page - By Carly Tawhiao

A pe­ti­tion to stop speed­ing along Cal­gary St has hit its own speed bump.

Res­i­dent Cathrin Arndt is one of 80 sig­na­to­ries on the pe­ti­tion that re­quests traf­fic-slow­ing mea­sures along the San­dring­ham street, but whether the coun­cil thinks it a pri­or­ity will not be known un­til May.

Ms Arndt was ap­proached by fel­low res­i­dent Helga Arlington with the pe­ti­tion in March and im­me­di­ately of­fered sup­port.

“I was se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing do­ing some­thing sim­i­lar my­self. We have a blind flat­mate and ev­ery day we worry about him be­ing run over,” she says.

“It’s a wide long street. Some cars start racing as soon as they turn the cor­ner and you can tell they’re go­ing faster than 50kmh. I don’t want to wait un­til some­one gets run over or hurt.”

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Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Sped up: Cal­gary St res­i­dents Colin Feltham and Cathrin Arndt want traf­fic slowed down by speed bumps.

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