Residents call for lower speed limit

Councillor Domenic Zappa presented the petition on their behalf at last week�s City of Wanneroo council meeting.

Signed by 115 people, the document asked for the speed limit to be reduced to 70km/h on Badgerup Road and adjoining Lakelands Drive.

Resident Greg Glazov also used public question time to ask what actions the City could take to reduce the problems related to �excessive traffic volume and speed� on Badgerup and adjoining roads.

City assets director Harminder Singh said it was a local distributor road in an area designated as rural and as such, expected to experience high traffic volumes and generally operate at speed limits between 70 and 90km/h.

He said the City had previously requested a speed reduction through Main Roads but it was denied.

�The traffic counts data suggests traffic volume in Badgerup Road is well within the capacity and functionality of the road,� he said.

�In regards to speed of motorists, it is noted that the City does not have any authority to enforce speed limits.�

He said data would be collected late next year and officers would make a recommendation based on results.