Use smaller buses on Killcare peninsula
Having lived on the beautiful Killcare Peninsula for over 20 years, I have seen the volume of traffic using the narrow winding roads here increase considerably.
However, in the last few years, the situation on the roads has become of concern to many locals.
The amount of building in the area, mostly small holiday houses being knocked down to make way for huge substitutes, has resulted in a constant stream of tradies utes, delivery vehicles, concrete trucks, and even large cranes, making their way up the hairpin bends of Wards Hill.
The charm of the area is being eroded in the name of progress, and may well be considered by some to be inevitable, but one thing that surely could be changed is the size of the buses that the bus company sends into the area, through the constricted roads of Hardys Bay, all the way to Wagstaffe and back, usually with no more than a handful of people on board.
In this day and age when we are all so concerned for our environment, surely a small shuttle bus would make more sense, even if it had to connect to a larger bus further along the route.
It would seem to me to be the safer and more environmentally-friendly option.
The geography cannot be changed, surrounded as we are by the Bouddi National Park, so we have to try to adapt to the conditions and particular problems of living in this area.
Living in paradise comes with responsibilities.
Email, 15 Dec 2019
Joan Dalland, Hardys Bay
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