City aims to place speed bumps at all schools across CT metro
The City of Cape Town's transport authority says officials are working to improve traffic calming measures near schools around the metro.
Speed bumps are valuable part of traffic calming and road safety.
Transport network manager Sean Glass says there are roughly 1100 schools in the metro which should have speed bumps at their entrances.
The City's current traffic calming policy has a focus on dealing the most vulnerable road users which are at schools.Sean Glass, Network Facilitation Manager at the Transport and Urban Development Authority in the City of Cape Town
We have a large number of children moving to and from school where there are high traffic volumes.Sean Glass, Network Facilitation Manager at the Transport and Urban Development Authority in the City of Cape Town
Glass says ward councilors' have to motivate for traffic calming measures in an area only if there has been a recent serious incident on the road.
Residents will have to approach their ward councilors who will then make their submissions to the City for review.
The average speed bump costs in the region of R20 000 to R25 000 to construct, Glass explains.
Take a listen to the discussion on speed bumps in suburban areas:
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