AS a long-term user of Trevallyn streets, I agree the intersection of Trevallyn and Gorge Roads could benefit from "traffic calming" measures and look forward to the well-informed report from the council.
No doubt other hillside suburbs will be looked at for viable solutions.
However, I disagree that a blanket approach to the issue would even be considered. By all means, reduce the speed limit to 40km/h on either side of the intersection or if viable, apply speed humps to the road, but do not ask a whole suburb to reduce their speed based on one intersection.
There are numerous streets in Launceston that could benefit from traffic calming and I have witnessed accidents in those areas.
Trevallyn and Gorge roads have not been quiet suburban streets for many years.
It is a busy thoroughfare used by numerous people similar to Salisbury Crescent, Talbot Road, and what is challenging for some in the wet, the lower end of Hillside Crescent. The 40km/h limit is not the new 50km/h. Fifty is 50. Let's not confuse TV show titles with common sense.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I LOVE duck, it's one of my favourites. In Asian food and just the occasional roast, but most of all I love wild duck.
I've been eating wild duck ever since Mum introduced it to me as a child and I also like the occasional crayfish given to me caught from the wild by recreational fishers (friends). Those who want to ban duck season who are using the words "cruel, inhumane and suffering" need to get out of their little box and look at the real world we live in, and take a trip to the Middle East on a live export ship with either sheep or cattle, and when they eventually get there after a couple of months at sea seeing them being unloaded to then be slaughtered, and the whole torturous trip was all because of religion or go to the local race track and see a horse get whipped around a circle track for the sake of money or watchdogs chasing a fluffy lump on a mechanical device around a circular track again for the sake of money.
IT seems that the AstraZeneca vaccine with an efficacy of only 62 per cent as against Pfizer's 95 per cent is causing a great deal of vexation in the pro-vax community.
IT IS certainly not in the best interest of all Tasmanians if salmon giant Tassal remains silent on the recent mass death of fish at its Long Bay lease near Port Arthur.
Even the so-called regulator, the Environment Protection Authority (the very body you would expect to make such things transparent to the public) has declined to comment on the loss. Let's not forget that this salmon farm is in public waters, and both Tassal and the EPA have an obligation at the least to say what was the cause and what damage it may have done to the environment. Until that happens, people have a right to be sceptical of both organisations, for as long as both remain silent it allows for their integrity to seem fishy.
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