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Thank you, Courier Messenger.

August 16, 2014

The irresponsible and insistent attitude of the DPTI (Department of Transport) on a $1.4million “tweaking” of Greenhill Road  was highlighted in the local give-away journal this week, with the publication of my letter on the impact on  vehicle access to the northern sectors of Unley.

It remains to be seen whether the exercise is warranted, or will reduce the number of accidents which is the rationale for the whole overkill.

Sure, 107 accidents are to be deplored, but they need to be put in perspective. That figure is spread over five years on a highway which carries a staggering 50,000 vehicle journeys a day!  My mathematics are not marvellous, but that would seem to be a VERY low level of prangs.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2014 12:00 pm

    Thank you for fighting this mad proposal.
    Yes, there is a compromise, but it won’t be the same.
    It looks like its a done deal.
    Will a new Council after the election have any influence?


  2. Ian permalink
    August 20, 2014 9:40 pm

    Brenda, it was a done deal before DPTI even spoke AT us. The tweaking is just that. If DPTI were really concerned about improving the situation there would be a lot more money spent on improving active transport options (i.e. walking and riding a bike) so that the volume of cars is reduced, especially during school times.

    Shock and horror if this were to actually occur.


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