Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association wants to move bus shelter on Marmion Avenue

Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association wants to move bus shelter on Marmion Avenue

TWO Rocks Yanchep Residents Association (TRYRA) is continuing its push to shift a bus shelter on Marmion Avenue away from Yanchep’s only traffic signals.

The group, which campaigned to get the traffic signals at the intersection with Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard, wants the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to relocate stop 25565, which is south of the signals on the southbound lane.

Last year, PTA spokesman David Hynes said stops were generally placed “as close as possible to a controlled intersection” to encourage people to cross there.

Mr Hynes said, while the location might cause a “slight delay” to motorists when buses stopped, it was not a hazard.

Concerned about cars queuing into the intersection when a bus stopped in the single-lane road that has no bus embayment, TRYRA wrote to PTA again before its January 23 meeting.

Ultimately, the stop will be relocated when Marmion Avenue is widened to a dual carriageway.

However, TRYRA secretary Lorraine Jackson said that was “a long time” away and the current situation undermined the group’s efforts to get a safer intersection.

“We do not feel that this is best for the broader community,” she said.

Ms Jackson said letters were also sent to RAC’s ‘Risky Roads’ and Main Roads WA.