Measures fail to calm traffic chaos

Subiaco resident Gregory Poestkoke at the roundabout on the corner of Townshend and Bagot roads. Picture: Marcus Whisson d396995
Subiaco resident Gregory Poestkoke at the roundabout on the corner of Townshend and Bagot roads. Picture: Marcus Whisson d396995

Gregory Poestkoke claims Townshend Road is a ‘circus’ where fights, car crashes, vandalism and rubbish dumping regularly occur.

‘It’s a calamity or a circus,’ he said,

‘Situations from beeping horns to the sounds of smashing glass (to) vehicles driving on the wrong side of the road.’

Chief executive Stephen Tindale said there had been traffic calming measures put on the road, including two roundabouts.

‘The City received further feedback from a resident regarding concerns about increased traffic in the area (so) in response, the City conducted manual traffic counting on Townshend Road to observe the amount of traffic and vehicle speeds,’ he said. ‘The manual count found that the number of vehicles travelling on this section of road was well within Main Roads WA’s desired maximum for access roads.

‘As such, there is no requirement to introduce further traffic calming measures at present, however the City will continue to monitor this street so that it is able to respond appropriately as required.’

Mr Tindale said the City would replace any damaged signs.