City of Kalamunda to remove bogus signs asking cyclists to be quiet

The City of Kalamunda is removing unauthorised signs in Pickering Brook asking cyclists to be quiet.
The City of Kalamunda is removing unauthorised signs in Pickering Brook asking cyclists to be quiet.

IN another sign of society gone mad, City of Kalamunda is investigating the unauthorised erection of signs asking cyclists to be quiet in residential areas.

The signs in Pickering Brook have not been endorsed by the Constable Care Foundation or the City.

On its Facebook page, the City said they were arranging for the signage to be removed.

“We are aware there was some discussion regarding noise from cyclists very early in the morning as they chatted in large groups whilst training and the like,” the post said.

“We also believe a number of the signs are attached to road signage which is not endorsed by the City.”

The signs have prompted debate among residents on the City’s Facebook page.

One resident said cyclists were ‘a bunch of noisy buggers’ when they ride through Pickering Brook and that the Bickley Valley had unique acoustics which carried voices.

Tim Hall said Perth drivers were ‘shockingly bad’ at sharing the road with cyclists.

“I’m an avid commuting/recreational cyclist, not the club/lycra/10k carbon bike type, and they can be a bit rude, sure,” he said.

“But I’ll always back them over ridiculous complaints like this.

“Ultimately it’s about decent infrastructure for all road users and driver education.”

Neasa Jordan said the signs asking cyclists to be quiet was ridiculous.

“We use pedal power and not engines, and if we talk is that not the same as pedestrians out for a stroll having a chat?” she said.

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