Traffic calming for three wards

2016-05-24 06:00

Applications for road traffic calming measures were recently accepted for wards 63, 65 and 66 at the Rondevlei Subcouncil last week.

Ward councillors Monty Oliver, Leslie Isaacs and Melanie Arendse applied for traffic calming measures in their respective wards, with the applications approved at subcouncil on Thursday last week.

Oliver, ward 63 councillor, applied for traffic calming measures along Greenway Road, Wetton, motivating that accidents have taken place along this road in the past year. He believes vehicle speeds are “unacceptable”.

“People are speeding down this road everyday. They use this strip of road as a racing strip. Cars and motorbikes drive so fast we can barely see what kind of car it is,” Oliver motivates in his application.

He also adds that residents have resorted to using their rubble for a makeshift speed bump in the road.

“Neighbours in the area have confronted peole who speed. People are using their rubble and making their own speed bumps,” he says.

Added to his motivation, Oliver says that a crèche is situated in the street as well as a park.

“Speeding drivers have no consideration for anyone and are a danger to our kids,” he says.

Isaacs, ward 65 councillor, applied for traffic calming measures at two locations.

He propsed two speed bumps be installed in Kudu Road and another two speed bumps installed in Rooikranz Avenue, Lotus River.

He motivates in his report that Kudu Street is used by public transport and vehicle speeds are unacceptable.

“Taxi’s are speeding down Kudu Avenue (which) is a danger to children. This is an urgent need (as children's lives) are endangered by speeding vehicles,” Isaacs says.

According to Isaacs, speeding motorists and accidents on Rooikranz Avenue are a motivation for the speed bumps along this road.

He adds that two public meetings were already called pertaining to this issue.

Arendse, ward 66 councillor, applied for traffic calming measures along Louis Avenue, Ottery.

According to Arendse the road is used by a high volume of rat run traffic and unacceptable speeds by motorists.

She adds a public meeting with the ratepayers association was held where this request was put in.

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