DA committed to resolving speeding and traffic issues in McBride Street

DA committed to resolving speeding and traffic issues in McBride Street

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni is determined to see through the challenges faced by residents living along McBride and Geranium Streets respectively; especially the concerns around the issue of speeding along McBride Street, in Brackenhurst.

Following a street meeting I had with residents of Geranium Street on 22 October, I arranged a site visit with City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) officials to attend to the number of issues the residents raised.

Among these issues were the interference residents experience with parents picking up their children. Residents complained that the people picking up children from the school usually park by their driveways and they obstruct traffic.

Another recurring issue they raised was that of the speed at which cars travel on along McBride Street, especially the bend close to the school in the area.

The DA welcomed the input from the school representatives in attempting to resolve the traffic inconvenience caused by parents and those offering school transport in the afternoons. According to the school, they are putting plans in place to accommodate a pick up and drop off area within the school’s premises.

Furthermore, EMPD was requested to be present during rush hour to monitor the situation. The DA will be requesting a report from the EMPD to monitor whether the intervention is assisting the situation.

In relation to the issue of speeding, the DA will continue to follow up with the Roads Department on their investigations to have speed calming measures at the school. Furthermore, together with the officials, I have requested that the Roads Department look into having road signage indicating that there is a school in the area.

The DA continues its commitment to find workable solutions to promote good governance in Ward 38 and building One South Africa for All.