This post has been made by the Editor on behalf of residents concerned about the new lights at Beaconsfield Rd.
(A local Willoughby resident has started an online petition looking to remove the Left Turn Only restriction when exiting from Beaconsfield Rd. Over 150 people have signed an electronuic petition to that effect. This is the link to the petition – Fix the lights .
The original proposal for traffic lights at the intersection of Ralston St, Mowbray Rd West and Beaconsfield Rd came from Lane Cove Council. The reason touted for the necessity of the light was to provide relief for vehicles attempting to make a right-hand turn from Ralston St into Mowbray Rd West. Willoughby Council’s response, based on concern that drivers would continue across the intersection an ‘rat-run’ through Willoughby streets, was that they did not support the lights,
Over the next couple of years, Lane Cove Council refused to discuss a range of safety proposals for Mowbray Rd West until Willoughby Council agreed to the lights.
Lane Cove Council finally got the ear of the RTA (now RMS) and more specific details of proposed lights were prepared.
At this stage Willoughby Council held a public meeting. An overwhelming number of attendees voted against installation of lights,
However, due to the desire to see safety initiatives implemented along Mowbray Rd, Willoughby Council reluctantly agree to consider a configuration that precluded movements between Ralston St and Beaconsfield Rd.
This is how the lights were implemented (against the wishes of the majority of Willoughby residents).
To read more about the lights, type in ‘Beaconsfield’ into the ‘Search by keyword‘ box on the upper right hand side of this page.
A local Willoughby resident has started an online petition looking to remove the Left Turn Only restriction when exiting from Beaconsfield Rd. Follow the link below: