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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Petition: 80kmh zone from Broulee Road to Guerrilla Bay.

In a petition that is now active on Change.Org

Petition organiser Nick Stone writes: "Transport for NSW has announced a reduced speed zone along George Bass Drive between Broulee Rd and the 100kmh sign leaving Tomakin to the north. This is a great step forward for common sense and the safety of all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. With the reduced speed zone, local school students will soon be able to ride their bikes to school, a major win for personal and environmental health.

"It is puzzling why the decision has not been made to continue the 80kmh zone to Guerrilla Bay. It would then be a predictable, consistent and safer 80kmh throughout this increasingly built-up area. Similar to the Broulee-Mossy Point stretch of road, it is routinely difficult for road users to safely enter and exit using access roads at Barlings Drive, The Reflections north entry (Ocean View Way, and Barlings Beach Caravan Park."

"New estates in Broulee, Mossy Point (Estuary Estate) and Tomakin (Reflections Estate) have increased population by 50-100%. Imminent developments include the major Bevian Road/Elements development. This will soon see 100’s of new dwellings and potentially 1000’s of extra road users. This also results in significant additional road noise for nearby residents, as traffic rapidly accelerates northwards to reach 100kmh while ascending the hill leaving Tomakin. A speed zone reduction would also improve acoustic and other amenity for all nearby."

"There is nothing about this stretch of road that looks like it's suitable for 100kmh. It has been enveloped by steadily increasing residential and visitor population and traffic since it was designated 100kmh decades ago. It is also hilly, with many blind curves, crests and limited forward vision, inviting more accidents and casualties."

"The bureaucratic ball is now rolling for making part of this stretch much safer and more appropriately zoned. However, that decision seems made only in reaction to officially recorded past accidents and casualties. It would be refreshing to see preventative action and forward thinking used to make such decisions. It's much more cost-effective and a very small cost, in this instance. It’s also less stressful and traumatic than waiting for people to be injured or killed, or traumatised by near misses, currently a common issue."

"Ongoing bushfire recovery reconstruction, the new hospital and Moruya bypass, as well as other planned major projects, and ongoing housing developments will continue to feed rapid traffic and population growth in this area. We request that the relevant authorities reassess the existing speed zones and consider a uniform 80kmh limit throughout the entire Broulee Rd to Guerrilla Bay area. The safety, wellbeing and amenity of all residents and visitors to this area are at stake."


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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