Ellenbrook residents warn The Parkway unsafe

Concerned residents Christine Pitter, Heinz Vielhaven, Dianne and Justin McVeigh and Susan Hunter with Christian Porter MP (Member for Pearce). Concerned local residents L-R: Christine Pitter, Heinz Vielhaven, Dianne and Justin McVeigh and Susan Hunter with Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter. Picture: David Baylis
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Concerned residents Christine Pitter, Heinz Vielhaven, Dianne and Justin McVeigh and Susan Hunter with Christian Porter MP (Member for Pearce). Concerned local residents L-R: Christine Pitter, Heinz Vielhaven, Dianne and Justin McVeigh and Susan Hunter with Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d480275

ELLENBROOK residents are concerned it will only be a matter of time before someone is injured or killed trying to cross a busy road.

Due to an increase in local traffic, Residents at Parkland Villas say the elderly are putting their lives at risk trying to cross The Parkway to get to the Ellenbrook shopping centre.

Justin and Dianne McVeigh, who live at the village, said many of the elderly residents with walking frames struggled to cross the road.

Mr McVeigh said he wanted to see more signage and speed humps to stop people from speeding.

“Drivers aren’t obeying the 50km per hour speed limit and there are no speed humps to slow people down, with some driving down the road at 90km per hour,” he said.

“It’s a bit scary for some of the older residents. We’d like it if a pedestrian crossing was installed so residents could safely cross the road.”

Pearce MHR Christian Porter said the residents had approached him to raise the issue of traffic.

He said he had contacted Transport Minister Rita Saffioti over the matter.

“A pedestrian crossing in conjunction with speed signs reminding road users that the speed limit is 50km per hour in a residential area would make this road significantly safer to cross,” he said.

Ms Saffioti said The Parkway was under the care and control of the City of Swan, meaning it was responsible for initiating traffic investigations for the road.

“I will speak to local member Jess Shaw and the City of Swan to further understand local views on the topic,” she said.

“If the City of Swan initially investigates traffic along The Parkway and decides the road requires enhanced safety measures, then Main Roads will assess the proposal.”

The City of Swan was contacted for comment but did not respond before deadline.

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