Roadworks continue on Bellvista Blvd. New pedestrian crossing points have been installed at the Bellvista Blvd/Dumbarton Drive roundabout which now provide a ‘safety zone’ for pedestrians and cyclists wishing to cross the busy road. This has created a markedly safety improved crossing for pedestrians/cyclists.
BeCA has heard from Stockland that the move to paint the separating lip between the veloway and footpath especially around the new Baringa school in a ‘hi vis’ color is still being considered. However the response has been received that the current situation is well within safety requirements and that the lip itself should be sufficient to warn cyclists.
The elderly gentleman who fell when his bike clipped the lip around Christmas time continues to nurse painful reminders of his mishap.
The pathway along the northern edge of Bells Reach requires a savage pruning. As the photo above indicates, cyclists and pedestrians need to be careful when using this pathway. BeCA has referred the situation to Council but as this area is now under the control of Council Contractors, it may take a little longer to get the way properly cleared.
BeCA has its first Management Committee on Monday February 5th. The major topic for discussion will be parking issues around Bellvista, Bells Reach and Baringa streets. Local resident Colin Manderson, the creator of https://www.facebook.com/groups/1389945007780981/, and several other interested residents from his group will also be attending our Management Committee Meeting.
BeCA’s position will be reported back via this website and eventually our newsletter, the “Connector”. Regretfully the first “Connector” for 2018 is due to be printed on Wednesday February 15th and with the meeting scheduled for February 12th, any outcomes from that meeting will need to be included in the March edition.