Two Second fixes

MORE than 50 Mt Lawley locals attended a public meeting about improving safety at the Second Avenue-Carrington Street intersection.

Stirling council presented two potential solutions at the June 6 meeting at Mt Lawley Bowling Club: One was a plateau intersection to slow cars down, which the city says has been successful at other traffic black spots.

The second was to install traffic islands on both sides of Second heading into Carrington Street, to remind people that traffic on Carrington has right of way.

Stirling council had originally wanted to make the intersection a right-turn only from Second Avenue to improve safety, but there was a huge community backlash with locals saying it’d just shift the problem and create rat runs on neighbouring streets.

At the meeting council staff said a roundabout – touted by some locals – wouldn’t work because there’s not enough space, and a mini-roundabout wouldn’t be effective in stopping crashes or reducing speeds.

Community consultation has been extended to June 28 at yoursay.stirling.wa.gov.au

by DAVID BELL

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