Mt Hawthorn resident opposed to Anzac Rd speed bumps

Mt Hawthorn resident opposed to Anzac Rd speed bumps

A MT Hawthorn resident has expressed his opposition to proposed speed humps on Anzac Road.

Paul Hopkins said the City of Vincent’s plan to install them from Oxford Street to Sasse Avenue needed to be re-assessed.

“I am totally opposed to it; it was proposed about a decade ago,” he said.

“More research needs to be done on this.”

The City has proposed removing existing speed cushions and replacing them with “low-profile” speed humps at a cost of $50,000.

A public meeting was held in May this year in which residents raised concerns about speeding vehicles on the busy road.

A survey of the road was done which found 85 per cent of vehicles on the road were consistently 6km/h above the 50km/h speed limit.

When the City sought feedback from residents about the possible installation of traffic calming devices, 17 returned a submission in favour of the idea, with 11 against it.

The suggestion of widening the road to plant trees down the centre was deemed beyond the scope of the project budget, because it would require extensive road widening works, a drainage upgrade and possible service relocations.

Vincent council is expected to make a decision at its October 18 meeting.