Plans to fix Crawford Road danger zone


Holly and Rubi Bezic, Andrea MacRae, Bronwynne Jones, Ruth Hatch, Malcolm Dix and MLA Lisa Baker with (front) Noah and Oscar Dix-Jones, Amanda Langton and Chris Soer. Picture: Toyah Shakespeare
Holly and Rubi Bezic, Andrea MacRae, Bronwynne Jones, Ruth Hatch, Malcolm Dix and MLA Lisa Baker with (front) Noah and Oscar Dix-Jones, Amanda Langton and Chris Soer. Picture: Toyah Shakespeare

AFTER years of increasing numbers of near-collisions and cars hitting poles and trees at a Maylands intersection, the City of Bayswater is set to fix the danger.

Residents were concerned many drivers ignored the “no entry” sign at Harrow Street and illegally entered Crawford Road.

In January last year, the City of Bayswater responded to residents’ concerns by requesting more police patrols, upgraded the road signs and installed a traffic classifier to record traffic speed and volume.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the survey showed about 60 vehicles a day undertook the illegal manoeuvre.

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“The speed in the area is low with vehicles generally travelling at or below 37km/h,” he said.

Cr McKenna said the city would present options to fix the danger to a councillor workshop in February. “Options to be considered by the council include more defined line-marking and kerbing to channel vehicles into the appropriate direction, the creation of a raised plateau to reduce speed and the reconfiguration of the area to create a two way slow point,” he said.

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker helped residents lobby the City and said it was a “pretty good outcome.”