Ac­tion needed

Katikati Advertiser - - Your Community Voice -

It’s a des­per­ate sit­u­a­tion, we need to think of a des­per­ate so­lu­tion.

Many Athen­ree res­i­dents are switch­ing to shop­ping in Waihi where it is safer to get out of the car, es­pe­cially with lit­tle chil­dren, and with sum­mer traf­fic hold-ups loom­ing when traf­fic some­times backs up to Tuapiro Rd we need an al­ter­na­tive route.

Our sug­ges­tion to re­duce the prob­lem and halve the amount of traf­fic through Katikati town is to keep the main road as a two lane thor­ough­fare north, and south­bound traf­fic fol­lows an al­ter­na­tive route through Caris­brooke and Mid­dle­brook streets, as used when we have the Christ­mas pa­rade in town.

We re­alise this is not a per­fect so­lu­tion for ev­ery­one, as some up­grad­ing will be in­volved, and mak­ing the route a through road will in­con­ve­nience Caris­brooke Rd home­own­ers. Per­haps we could try a trial run over the sum­mer when the roads are clogged.

If we do noth­ing — noth­ing will hap­pen. What do you think? ATHEN­REE AC­TION GROUP Athen­ree

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