Salt River speed hump request approved

Coleridge Road in Salt River is earmarked for a speed hump.

Coleridge Road in Salt River will get a new speed hump.

According to Thulani Makibi, the City’s principal traffic engineering technician, the hump got the nod because the road is next to Cecil Road Primary School.

The hump will be placed near the school’s Coleridge Road entrance.

The school’s principal, Shahid Mathews, said he had been trying to get a speed hump in the road for a while.

“Our learners, parents and staff, are using this road on a daily basis,” he said.

The hump would installed at a cost of R35 000 sometime during the 2019/2020 financial year, said Mayco member for transport, Felicity Purchase.

The City has turned down a request for a speed hump in Upper Warwick Street, near the Trafalgar swimming pool in Woodstock.

Resident Jeremy Hefele said the area was congested with “many speeding vehicles” ignoring pedestrians, many of whom were elderly.

But Ms Purchase said the section of road had bends and a lot of on-street parking, which acted as “informal” traffic calming, forcing road users to slow down instinctively.

“The department is of the opinion that the implementation of traffic calming measures along Upper Warwick Street is not warranted at this point in time,” she said.