Well, they’ve done it! The government has laid out their “speed cushions” on the streets around Tuggeranong. Just a single trip around these streets has highlighted some problems…
- — They’ve succeeded in slowing traffic, however they now have the problem that traffic has been slowed beyond the 40km/h goal. Every time I went on those streets trafic was moving at 10-15km/h. This means that traffic is banked along entire lengths of the streets, which makes it harder for pedestrians to cross away from lights, crossings etc.
— The new “speed cushions” aren’t signposted properly. They’ve just bunged the speed hump signs onto light poles or whatever they could find in the general vicinity of the “speed cushions”. Most of them are concealed behind trees and other obstacles.
— The 2 sets of “speed cushions” along Anketel St have now blocked out parking spaces on each side side of the street. We’ve either lost a total of 4 spaces, or have to park on really awkward angles on top of a “cushion”.
Now I know the local government really tries their best with these sorts of things, but why do they constantly cock everything up? Now they can’t even put a lump of steel onto the road properly.