Calm on the roads

2016-08-09 06:00

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Various traffic calming measures are being implemented in Green Point and Sea Point.

Four parking bays have been removed from Glengariff Road and two full-size vehicle lanes created between Penarth and Three Anchor Bay roads.

The parking bays were removed and a red line painted along the entire length of this section, explains ward councillor Jacques Weber.

“We have now created two full-size vehicle lanes which allow for vehicles wanting to turn left to do so without having to wait behind vehicles turning right. This change has allowed for a better flow of traffic within this area,” he says.

The removal of the bays has allowed for improved traffic flow and an increased amount of vehicles moving through the intersection per traffic light change. Bollards are set to be installed at Main Road, at the intersection of Vesperdene Road, along the red lines already painted, Weber says.

“Unfortunately residents and visitors to the area are simply disregarding the red lines which were painted to allow a clear line of sight for vehicles exiting Vesperdene Road. Therefore we now need to hamper the parking on the red line as much as possible by placing bollards,” he explains.

The bollards are expected to be installed in the upcoming month. Speed bumps have been installed at Kings Road, following a request received a few months ago for traffic calming measures to be installed, Weber says.

The request came after concerns over the safety of learners, and the speed bumps were installed in line with the City of Cape Town’s policy to prioritise traffic calming needs around schools. “It will reduce the speed of vehicles travelling down this road, creating a safer space for the learners who are entering and exiting the school,” Weber says.

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