The Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) supports upgrades to the Princes Highway to improve safety.
In addition to funding for black spots (areas of high accidents etc), we need pedestrian lights in a number of towns to make it much safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Highway.
This includes Mogo, Bodalla and Cobargo. SHASA supports more shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians along the Princes Highway, particularly in the towns, - similar to what we have in Moruya opposite the Moruya Golf Course.
This will make it safer for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
When upgrading the Princes Highway they should make a wide shoulder for cyclists to make it safer for everyone.
There needs to more traffic calming in the town centres to ensure motorists adhere to the speed limits.
Safe-T-Cams - a network of digital cameras that monitor the movement of heavy vehicles should be extended to all vehicles and include the Princes Highway.
This would ensure that motorists stick to the speed limits to increase motorist safety.
SHASA also wants the Princes Highway to be an electric vehicle highway so the upgrade needs to include fast charging electric car charging stations in all the towns along the highway to enable locals and visitors to use electric cars, buses, and trucks.
In particular we need charging stations in Moruya, Narooma, Meribula, Bega and Eden to complement the one being installed by the NRMA in Batemans Bay.
This will make our highway much quieter and significantly lower pollution levels, especially for those living and working next to the highway.
- The Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) describes itself as an alliance of Eurobodalla Shire community members: "Formed in 2014, SHASA's key focus is to highlight and support action to mitigate climate change for our region."
This masthead has been campaigning since March 2018 for a safer Princes Highway. Our Fix it Now campaign secured an historic bipartisan agreement from the federal Coalition and federal Labor to spend $500 million on this historically neglected road. The NSW Government has pledged $960 million.
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