Reduce the speed on Punchbowl Road
RESIDENTS on San Remo’s Punchbowl Road have called for the speed limit to be lowered to 20km/h.
Punchbowl Road is the gateway to Bass Coast’s iconic George Bass Coastal Walk. The cliff top walk – stretching from San Remo to Kilcunda – attracts many visitors during peak holiday periods.
Residents are feeling unsafe during these times, as cars speed down the gravel road.
“It’s dangerous for us when we are trying to get out of our driveways, and it’s dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists,” Punchbowl Road resident Paula Davidson said.
“We’ve seen damage to cars as a result of people going too fast on the gravel, and it’s only luck that people have escaped injury.”
Ms Davidson said the road is also unsuitable to cope with large numbers of cars parking and travelling on the road– an estimated 10 to 15 cars an hour use the road during the holiday season.
Cr Bruce Kent suggested a better solution would be to pave the road – which would come at a cost to residents.
“A sign won’t make a driver slow down,” he said.
Among Ms Davidson’s requests was for council to improve the standard of the road to cope with the traffic and to reduce dust.
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