Traffic calming comes to Village Lane, Noordhoek

For decades, residents (“us” not “them”) have been ignoring the 30km per hour signage and speeding through Village Lane – once a quiet lane used by pedestrians, horseriders, cyclists, children and skateboarders, now more often the path of impatient rat-runners…

For almost as long, civic associations have been trying to persuade the City of Cape Town that traffic calming is required (not necessarily speed bumps, but something somewhat more visionary, like chicanes). Seems that only standard speed humps are on offer, though, and they’re being installed right now…

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Comments

  1. Awwww, I was really hoping for a 30km/h speed camera, because I have been trying to get a fine on my bicycle for ages, but none of the cameras are on hills steep enough to do 60 😛

  2. Oh well, perhaps try to hit 90km coming down Ou Kaaps?

  3. It appears that there are to be 5 speed humps installed… on a road that is 610m long. The local civic association, in collaboration with other organisations in the area suggested that 3 speed humps would suffice and that the remaining 2 should be placed along a second problematic route (Avondrust Circle east) as part of a wider plan for traffic calming in Noordhoek. It seems that this suggestion has been ignored. It is perhaps worth mentioning that the Chapman’s Peak Neighbourhood Watch and the De Goede Hoop Farmstead Owners’ Association are contributing to the cost of the speed humps.

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