Recently BeCA applied to have the road space in front of Dumbarton Drive on the Bellvista Blvd roundabout nominated as a Keep Clear area to permit motorists exiting Dumbarton Dve during school pick up times better access to the intersection from Bellvista Blvd traffic queued across the roundabout.
BeCA was not confident of a positive outcome to its application and in recent correspondence from Council this has proved to be the case.
BeCA used the precedent already in place on Caloundra Rd near the soccer fields as an example. Council has indicated the Caloundra Rd Keep Clear space was not a proper use of “Keep Clear” road markings and therefore should not be used as a precedent.
An edited version of Council’s response appears below.
“Unfortunately the vehicles queuing through the roundabout is an enforcement issue and not one that should be addressed using Keep Clear line marking.
The example quoted on Caloundra Road is an example of where Keep Clear line marking should not have been used. It is considered that continuing to use Keep Clear line marking incorrectly will initiate other requests for locations that are also not appropriate.
Council appreciate the concerns raised and it is unfortunate that motorists are not acting courteously to each other. There is the potential for a perception that drivers exiting Dumbarton Dr are trying to “jump the queue” by travelling up Balmoral Blvd and this may be why motorists on Bellvista Blvd may not be prepared to let motorists into the intersection.
All of the concerns raised are driver behaviour related and it is unlikely that any treatment will assist given the delays being experienced on Bellvista Blvd. Sorry that Council has been unable to assist in this instance.”
BeCA has posted a copy of the relevant regulation on the provision of Keep Clear road signage below.