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Making Ryrie and Axford Avenue Safer

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It has come to my attention in the last few years that Ryrie and Axford Avenue have become increasingly busier and busier with traffic. Not only the traffic volume has increased but the use of Heavy Duty Vehicles and the increasing speeds of some cars. I originally bought in Ryrie Avenue as it was considered to be set in the quiet and appealing avenues of Como. Since then their has been changes to the street which is not only offering unsafe and unmanageable traffic issues but it is also devaluing the price of houses. As our streets become busier the streets become less appealing to buyers for resale.

If you too are concerned that our streets are becoming increasingly busier, unsafe with vehicles travelling well over 50km and the use of our streets being used as short cut to Technology Park, Curtin University and Collier Golf Park. Please voice your concern by signing this petition. By signing this petition we will take your concerns to the South Perth Council. They are currently undertaking count Survey's on both Axford Ave and Ryrie Ave to measure the speed and number of Vehicles.

Concerns that will be raised with the Council

-No major intersection, artery to cater for traffic wanting to get from Kent St /Hayman road to Freeway. Ryrie Ave and Axford St used as shortcuts to Canning Hwy via Ryrie or and Axford St to Henley St lights.

- New Thelma/Hayman Road roundabout inviting increased and unacceptable usage to our residential roads.

- Todd ave received traffic Calming devices deviating their traffic to Ryrie Ave.

- Douglas Ave not favoured for Canning Hwy entry or exits as Light signals changes are too short causing long waits and several light changes to enter Canning Highway. It is also veers north so is out of the way if wanting to travel South compared to Thelma/ Ryrie /Axford.

- Safety concerns for our children in local area walking to school with a number of schools within metres of Ryrie- Collier Primary, Penhros and Como Secondary school. Congestions at Penhros is a daily bottleneck which continues on into the weekend with sporting and weekend school commitments.

- Penhros also hires out their theatre and therefore unacceptable late night congested traffic is experienced regularly up to 11.00 pm,

- Traffic also used to access Collier Park Golf club,, Wesley sporting grounds, Penhros, Tennis club and Church all located southbound of Murray St

- Heavy vehicle use such as large trucks utes with trailers and buses is an hourly encounter.

Some possible solutions to the City of South Perth that will be put forward are

- A major artery bypassing the local residential area is a necessity.

- All traffic lights from Douglas Ave to Henley St do not adequately cater for traffic exiting/ entering the freeway or for traffic travelling to or from the East.

- Great Eastern Highway has major arteries and intersections alleviating residential usage. Why can’t we have the same?

- Murray St should be opened up for access to Henley St to enter Canning Hwy southbound and freeway and vice versa. It would also ease traffic flow with Penhros and their students.

- It would reduce traffic shortcuts on our road from drivers seeking a quicker route to travel South Bound.

- Murray St past Thelma St (southbound ) is perfect as it bordered by a mix of sporting facilities , tennis clubs , church and school which all require and easier access to . The best bit it’s a non -residential area and therefore local residents are not impacted.

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