Local lobby group Thirroul Transport Committee has also been vocal, calling on the RMS to cut back overgrown foliage along Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
Ironically, the lobby group says cyclists on the coast road are being placed in danger while guard rails are installed on Bulli Pass, mitigating the risk of a rock fall!
Spokesman Stephen Kennard says the scrub effectively narrows the road, making it dangerous for cyclists, and cars overtaking cyclists. Moreso given the increase traffic we are about to experience.
“There is a lot of cycle traffic on this road,” says Stephen, “and particularly on the northbound side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive. There is little room for a handkerchief, let alone a cyclist on a lot of those blind curves. The foliage could be severely cut back to allow as much space as possible for cyclists to clear these blind corners without endangering lives.”
He says the bitumen is crumbling on the edges, which also makes it dangerous.
The lobby group is calling on the RMS to take urgent action to clear the overgrowth, particularly in the following areas:-
* Around Toxteth Avenue in Austinmer
*Opposite Sharky’s beach
* A tree overhangs the approach to Scarborough School
* Lantana hangs over the road and guardrail on both the Northern and Southern sides of the road from Coalcliff to Stanwell Park.