Speed of traffic

Reported in the Other category by Mike Saggers at 12:39, Sun 16 June 2013

Sent to Christchurch City Council 20 hours later.

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Claremont Ave runs between Paparoa St and Tomes Road; both of which have speed management rises at other intersections. Claremont Ave is the last Street off Paparoa before it turns into a dead end, so traffic can be heavy at times on Claremont Ave. especially during school hours due to Paparoa. More concerning, is the speed that traffic zooms down Claremont Ave. I'm not around in the afternoon, but in the last month I've seen 3 near misses, two involving school children, and all 3 involving speed. Both speed down the street, and from traffic entering from Tomes Road is a concern. I would to see the street upgraded with a focus on reducing traffic speed. Similar avenues off Paparoa and Tomes Road have larger grass verges, which help to slow traffic. Consideration could also be given to speed bumps. Claremont Ave receives more foot traffic than other nearby avenues due to the location of Paparoa primary. It also receives significantly more vehicle traffic as it is a part of an increasingly well known 'short-cut', where traffic cut out Cranford St and Papanui Road, by taking Rutland St, into Tomes, into Claremont, into Paparoa, into Rayburn. Because of this, Claremont should have been one if the first Avenues in the area to be upgraded, where as it appears that it is the last one to be upgraded. I understand that there is a lot of roadworks to be done Christchurch at the moment, but I also don't want to see a child struck by a vehicle travelling in excess of 70km/h, in what should be a quiet residential street.

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