Ron’s radical car plan
KINGSCLIFF residents have been bemoaning traffic delays and congestion for years and councillor Ron Cooper thinks he has the solution. Driverless golf buggies. Cr Cooper says he could fix the congestion in Kingscliff with carts ideally designed by Telsa founder Elon Musk.
“There would be a peripheral parking area and then a pool of golf buggies that all the people lobbing into Kingscliff could ride in,” he said.
“If Elon Musk could make his driverless golf buggies that are always on the move, it would be great. The buggies wouldn’t take up as much room on the road and it would take a lot of cars off the road.”
Cr Warren Polglase said he was not surprised Cr Cooper had come up with a “pie in the sky idea that would never happen”.
“There is nowhere to park the cars,” Cr Polglase said.
“(The council) have been trying to find somewhere for additional parking in Kingscliff for years and we can’t find any, so I don’t know where he will find it. Ron Cooper was one of the guys that said the one-way street down Marine Parade wouldn’t work, but it has and it created 42 extra car parks in Kingscliff.”
Taverna restaurant coowner Abby Duncan, whose business is in Marine Parade, said she would support any idea that increased tourist numbers. “However, it does sound expensive,” she said. “I can’t see that there’s much money floating around for something like that. I wouldn’t say there is a problem with congestion in Kingscliff.
“Occasionally parking on a Sunday can be hard but you can always get one. You might have to do a couple laps but you always get one.”