The Scenic South received the following email from a resident in the South Peninsula, frustrated by the build-up of traffic on the access roads to Sun Valley, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie and surrounds. We asked our councillors to respond.
Can someone please tell me when the municipality and council are actually going to do something about the roads and lack of access into and out of the south peninsula (Sun Valley, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie)? The traffic is horrendous and in the case of emergency, people cannot get to False Bay Hospital fast enough. This road situation is a death sentence waiting to happen, and that is hugely concerning for the residents such as myself.
I sit on Ou Kaapse Weg for up to 30 minutes before I get to the traffic lights at Longbeach Mall, just so I can get to my house, which is not even five minutes away. What also upsets many of us is that the reserve can be bought up for more houses, which will accommodate more people who will clog up the traffic even more, but, nothing can be done about creating more roads in and out of the deep south.
This needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.