Letter to the Editor - October 29:Town full of traffic lights
WE MOVED to Coffs Harbour 10 years ago after working in the city, where we were constantly held up at traffic lights.
We found Coffs Harbour appealing because of the amount of roundabouts which keep the flow of traffic moving.
We know there are discussions about installing traffic lights on the corner of Harbour Dr and Gordon St, obviously due to the congestion and bottleneck of traffic. It seems to us the only reason there is this situation is because of the location of the pedestrian crossing opposite the ANZ Bank.
There are similar back-ups of traffic opposite Coles supermarket and at the corner of West High St and Moonee St, also due to the (mis) placing of the pedestrian crossings too close to the roundabout.
Does this mean in the future the council will remove these roundabouts, making the town full of traffic lights, all because of the mis-locations of the pedestrian crossings?
The solution is to relocate the crossings away from the roundabouts similar to the one in Gordon St (opposite Office Choice) where there is enough room for cars to stop, to give way to pedestrians and not hold up traffic.
We don't want to see any more traffic lights in Coffs Harbour other than those on the highway, which are necessary.