Traffic calming for speedsters, residents

2015-09-22 06:00

Two traffic calming requests heard by the Rondevlei subcouncil have been approved after ward councillors from wards 65 and 66 were approached about traffic calming.

Ward councillor Leslie Isaacs motivated for the calming measures in Kershout Avenue in Lotus River stating that excessive traffic is now passing through this street after speed bumps were placed along 6th Avenue – also as a traffic calming measure.

Isaacs says due to the speed bumps in 6th Avenue, people are now driving along Kershout Avenue. “Because of the speed bumps on 6th Avenue, traffic started coming down Kershout Avenue to get to the shebeen – especially on a weekend. Taxis also speed along this route.”

According to Isaacs residents approached him with the traffic calming request which also included a petition signed by residents of Kershout Avenue.

A Kershout Street resident who did not want to be named says he is fed up of motorists using the road as a throughfare.

“It becomes especially bad on weekends when people frequent the shebeen. We want something to be done so that the extra traffic can be cut,” he says.

Ward councillor Melanie Arendse requested traffic calming measures in Park Side Road in Ottery, motivating that the traffic measures will benefit the park, Early Childhood Development centre and a nearby school.

“Residents approached me asking for traffic calming measures along that road due to motorists speeding along the road. Residents’ boundary walls have also been knocked down on a few occasions due to speeding motorists,” she adds.

The calming measures were supported by the sub council and will now be assessed by the Transport for Cape Town department.

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