Proposed one-way for Brushwood Road

The public has been asked to comment on a proposal to turn Brushwood Road into a one-way.

The public has until Thursday June 23 to comment on a City proposal to improve traffic flow by turning Brushwood Road in Bridgetown into a one-way, running north from Loerie Street to Cornflower Street.

The City studied the feasibility of a one-way after getting many calls for it, said mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas.

Residents of the road found it hard to get in and out of their driveways, the road was too narrow for two-way traffic and there were two blind spots, he said.

“We ask that residents please consider the motivations for this proposal, and to submit their comments as soon as possible.”

A one-way would ease the peak-hour congestion around Bridgetown High School, he said.

Ward councillor Rashid Adams said motorists often parked on both sides of the road, preventing cars from passing, and residents quarrelled with school-transport drivers who had parked them in.

“Some drivers of these transport vehicles are often seen urinating in public, which is an offence.”

A door-to-door survey would be done today, Wednesday June 8, he said, adding that he would support the majority decision.

Brushwood Street resident Jamiel Felton said a one-way would not ease traffic congestion. Instead, parking bays were needed on the side of the road for parents to drop their children off.

“That would also alleviate the problem of parents parking in front of neighbours’ drive-ways.”

To comment, email Transport.News@capetown.gov.za (quote reference: 110212205); visit www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay; or write to the Sub-council 14 office, Fezeka Building, corner of NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu, 7750, for the attention of the sub-council manager, Anthony Daniels.