Hi! The Peaceful Bayside action group has been busy talking with Steve Kamper, the Brighton Le Sands Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and most of our local councillors (those we can get hold of). We have come up with 6 proposed solutions for creating peace in Bayside this summer! We are presenting your petition and these ideas to council this coming Wednesday night Nov 11 2020. You can tune in live via Bayside Council's facebook site.
We are KEEPING THIS PETITION OPEN for more signatures over summer to keep the pressure up on Council to work with stakeholder to ensure they lead on finding solutions to dangerous driving and hooning.
To: Joe Awada - Bayside Council Mayor
Bayside Residents for Peaceful Streets
Residents of Bayside Council are experiencing an increase in noise pollution from unnecessary revving of motor vehicles. This is causing discomfort and stress for community members who are trying to enjoy the Brighton Le Sands eating precinct, and for many residents who are losing sleep because of the noise pollution.
Road Rule 291 requires that a person must not start a vehicle or drive in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke. We support stronger policing of this road rule as well as the Bayside Council finding ways to nurture more peaceful streets in our area.
Why is this important?
Residents in the Bayside area are tired of the unnecessary revving and backfiring of motor vehicles, drag races, speeding and other dangerous vehicle activity.
It makes our streets unsafe for other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
It creates noise pollution, making Brighton Le Sands shopping district unpleasant to be in, and negatively effects people's sleep in the area.
We want our community to be a peaceful and calm environment. We want the Bayside Council to work with St George Police to better enforce Road Rule 291, requiring that a person must not start a vehicle or drive in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke.
We also support the Council and Police exploring other options for reducing these ongoing disturbances.