Traffic calming and monitoring in Linden
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We the members of the Linden Community, concerned for the safety of our fellow road used, call on Councillor Nicole van Dyk, JMPD and the Johannesburg Roads Agency to review and improve the road safety in the suburb of Linden and Linden Extension.
Road users in the Linden community are subjected to speeding, dangerous driving, accidents, and near misses on an daily basis. With particular areas on concern being:
- The excessive speed used by drivers on 5th Street Linden (posing a risk to both Ry-Ma-In Self Help Centre for quadriplegic and paraplegic people but also to Hoerskool Linden);
- The excessive speed used by drivers on 6th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues (in the area of Hoërskool Linden) and between 4th and 5th Avenues (in the area of Pathways Nursery School);
- The rat running of minibus taxis on 1st and 3rd Avenue's Linden;
- The failure of vehicles to stop at traffic lights and stop streets in Linden; and
- The failure of vehicles to abide by the one-way road system on North Street, by the corner with Bram Fisher Drive.
- The failure of vehicles to abide by the one-way section of Ley Road.
We are requesting that the following actions are taken in order to make Linden safe for all of its users and to avoid serious injury:
- The monitoring of compliance of road safety laws including the use of speed cameras, JMPD visible policing, JMPD enforcement of traffic lights and stop streets, and the use of road blocks;
- A 40km/h speed limit around all Schools;
- Zebra crossings along 5th Street at the corners of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Avenues; and
- Traffic calming measures in 6th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues and between 4th and 5th Avenues.
An additional area of concern is the use of 5th Street as a escape route for those engage in crime in the area.
Linden is used by pedestrians on a daily basis. Many of them are children as well as the elderly and those living with disabilities. A serious or fatal accident is only a matter of time, unless we take action now.
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