Town of Cambridge says no to traffic controls for Yaltara Rd in City Beach

Town of Cambridge says no to traffic controls for Yaltara Rd in City Beach

TOWN of Cambridge councillors have knocked back traffic calming devices at a cost of $40,000 for Yaltara Road, City Beach.

After receiving complaints from residents that motorists have been speeding on their street between Wayeela Place and Dilkara Way, the Town held an investigation.

It found some motorists had travelled faster than the 50km/h limit, but traffic volumes were low at about 440 vehicles per day and no crashes had been reported from 2011 to 2015.

It was suggested four asphalt plateaus be installed to slow traffic for $40,000, but some councillors said at the April 26 meeting they would rather see the money spent elsewhere.

Councillor Sonia Grinceri said the plan was “extravagant”.

“There are better ways to spend the money, other matters that are more pressing,” she said.

Cr Andres Timmermanis agreed.

“Residents get tired of road furniture,” he said.

Cr Corinne MacRae said she would have liked the community to have a say.

“The residents are worried, I think it would be dismissive to not go back to them,” she said.

“(Rejecting this plan) is a show of bad faith; it says ‘don’t come to us’.”

The motion to reject the plan was carried by a majority vote.