Line of a prob­lem

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS | OPINION -

WHY did our lo­cal coun­cil de­cide to de­stroy the aes­thetic beauty of our Mount Coolum board­walk by paint­ing a glar­ingly white cen­tre line (“Moon Trail”)?

Pedes­trian traf­fic is not suf­fi­cient to war­rant the need for such a line. While other lo­cals on our walk have joked about it by say­ing “be care­ful you don’t step over to our side”, it seems bu­reau­cracy has gone mad.

Not only have they wasted re­sources in cre­at­ing the line, they have de­stroyed the aes­thetic ap­peal of the me­an­der­ing board­walk. Where was the com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion about the ‘need’ for such a line? Com­mon cour­tesy has so far been suf­fi­cient to man­age any per­ceived con­ges­tion.

Sig­nage along the walk­ways in­sist­ing that cy­clists sound their bell or voice their ap­proach from be­hind to alert walk­ers, would have been money bet­ter spent.

The cur­rent sig­nage in­di­cates it is a “trial”. Let’s hope there is a re­view and the de­ci­sion made to re­store the board­walk to its nat­u­ral beauty. — CHRIS­TINE BUGANEY Mount Coolum

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