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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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To support the aldermen who have supported us, we need as many people as possible to attend

Mike Adams
Launceston City Council will hold its fortnightly meeting on Monday 2nd March, starting 1 pm. at the Council Chambers, Town Hall.

Item 10 is the Dilston By Pass.

This will be considered under the following headings: Scenic protection, Area of Regional Significance and Heritage Listed Building. Apparently these are the only areas over which the Council is allowed to have any say. Residents’ safety is the province of DIER.

The By Pass Safety Committee thinks it vital to have as many people as possible attend the meeting. We feel it imperative that the Aldermen be given visible support in any action they may take.

TT readers as well as concerned locals will be aware of the expressed support of the Council over many months of meetings large and small.

If those attending wish to speak, they must register half an hour beforehand.

The Earlier debate: Starts here

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  1. Mike Adams

    March 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    To those readers still on page one and this story, the Dilston Safety Committee is glad to tell you that today’s crowded Launceston Council chamber found the Aldermen voting 11 to 0 in favour of a motion by Alderman Jeremy Ball, seconded by Deputy Mayor Rosemary Armitage, to support the community against the proposed junctions on the Dilston By Pass.
    Aldermen spoke in turn about the high handed attitude of DIER in its considerations of the alternative proposals.
    With look forward to seeing a full report in the Examiner.

  2. Mike Adams

    February 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I quote:
    ‘We the undersigned bus operators wish to place on record before the RPDC and others our concerns surrounding the above proposed intersection by proxy.

    From the traffic data provided it’s evident that a school bus will need to pass across two lanes and complete a right turn in low gear from a standing start within 4 seconds.

    If visibility is good the design predicts a margin of safety of 5 seconds when the highway is empty down to a possible 0.5 seconds if it is busy.

    We need to function at peak traffic time and are confident that the high speeds and small margins will place unrealistic demands even before fog and morning sunlight is factored.

    One slight misjudgement on our part could incur a multiple manslaughter charge.

    We look to our road designers to share some of our considerable responsibilites by providing a real highway crossing that will have an enviable safety record rather than another engineered Black Spot.’

    The Dilston By Pass Safety Committee are not in this for fun. Some of us have spent hours and hours of work. We have done traffic counts, ground surveys, interviews, drawn up plans, photographed fog and ice conditions, conducted public meetings, met with ministers and DIER officialdom and the Launceston City Council.

    Now we hear that our alternatives are ‘inappropriate for the location.’
    Damn the location. What about our safety?

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