This morning two representatives from the Bellvista Community Association had a 45min onsite meeting with local MP Mark McArdle regarding the proposed school bus drop off point near Bellcarra Place on Bellvista Blvd.
Many possible solutions were explored involving the actual siting of the proposed bus drop off point on Bellvista Blvd and how it could connect with the new safer crossing point on Bellvista Blvd.
The small group considered alternative solutions which included the safer but impractical resiting of the bus drop off spot in Bellcarra Place itself. Bellvista students could then use the pathway at the end of Heathglen Crt which connects with the pathway from behind Bunnings and eventually to the new safer crossing point on Bellvista Blvd.
Even a manned lolly pop person crossing or even the use of a push button pedestrian traffic light crossing options for the new crossing point on Bellvista Blvd were mentioned.
Whilst having these discussions a large heavy construction vehicle lumbered by within a metre or so of where the representatives were standing on Bellvista Blvd, a taste of what residents could expect when construction of Bellvista2 gets underway. The group noted the poor surface condition of some areas on Bellvista Blvd.
It was agreed that the best and safest way to solve all these problems was the duplication of Bellvista Blvd with possibly a raised walkway over the duplicated road.
There was also agreement that another major problem was the intersection of Bellvista Blvd and Caloundra Rd.
Mark McArdle said he would arrange meetings with himself and relevant ULDA (Urban Land Development Authority) planners and others to seek the possible duplication of Bellvista Blvd.
A SCRC Service Request has been lodged for the pothole about to be seen near the unsafe crossing point on the outgoing lane side of Bellvista Blvd.