Having lived on Granite Street for over a year, I would like to address the serious issue of traffic being funnelled down Granite Street, and the high degree of dangerous speeding along that route.
As you may be aware, Granite Street seems to have been designated as the main thoroughfare in and out of Oak Bay for a lot of commuters and truck traffic.
It is noisy and dangerous to the point where crossing the street has become a hazard. If Oak Bay police need to supplement their budget I estimate a simple photo radar setup would net several thousand dollars per day.
In discussions with the past Director of Engineering I was told that there would never be speed bumps along Granite Street and I noted that speed bumps don’t seem to affect fire or any other large trucks anywhere else in the city.
I would submit that a simple roundabout at the corner of Granite and Victoria and another at Granite and Mitchell would do much to slow the large numbers of speeders.
Granite Street residents are more than gracious in accepting huge amounts of traffic during special events on Oak Bay Avenue, but are being taken advantage of, and placed in a dangerous situation by having their quiet street become a freeway.
Granite Street residents, please speak up.