With reference to the pros and cons of the considerable upgrading of an arterial street route (the Hermanus CBD Bypass), interested and affected parties should be aware that:
) The proposed Hermanus CBD Bypass (Southern Route) will be 3 km long, with only two traffic access points en route (one near the cricket field and one at the Old Boys’ Club, not counting the eastern and western ends where it joins up with Main Street);
) The existing route through Hermanus via the three traffic circles (at Woolworths, Checkers and DRK respectively), is also exactly 3 km long, but has no less than 92 vehicle accesses (58 on the northern and 34 on the southern side), and 24 street intersections (10 north and 14 south).
I know – I counted them! The safety, comfort and time implications of these facts for traffic to and from Eastcliff, Fernkloof, Voëlklip, Stanford and beyond to and from the Hermanus industrial area, Hemel-en-Aarde, Hawston and beyond are worth considering