Council goes over resident who has the hump about speeding in Claremont

Claremont’s Devon Road.
Claremont’s Devon Road.

ONLY 29 replies from the 73 residents of Devon Road meant the Town of Claremont did not reach a 50 per cent threshold for taking action on cars speeding in the residential street.

“The lack of community response, and the mixed comments received within the survey’s responses, appears to contradict the assertion that traffic issues are being underreported on Devon Road,” a staff report said at the meeting last month.

In October, a resident claimed the street was dangerous because poor visibility when reversing onto it was caused by its gradient, other parked vehicles and speeding cars.

However, the council’s surveys found most cars travelled at 46km/h, and while 15 residents said there was an issue, not all agreed on installing traffic calming.

The report said some residents said speed humps removed several years ago caused more of a disturbance with their noise, compared to any traffic.

Councillors agreed not to install traffic calming now, but monitor the road in case vehicles and speeds increase.