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DANGEROUS ONE WAY IN WEST END

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on November 7, 2017

 

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The City of Fremantle needs to do something about the intersection of Cliff and Phillimore streets because it is dangerous to drive there, due to motorists ignoring the One Way that leads to Fleet Street and Victoria Quay.

I drive through that intersection on average three times a day and do have a near miss at least twice a week, when a car comes at me against the one way direction. I had one incident yesterday and one on Sunday.

When one turns left out of Cliff Street and has to watch oncoming traffic and traffic from the right one does not look for traffic coming against the one way.

People who park their car near the old Weighbridge often also turn left against the one way when the leave , so the risk of head-on collisions is great.

 

Roel Loopers

NORTH FREO STORM WALL COLLAPSE

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on August 14, 2017

 

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A woman was seriously injured in North Fremantle this afternoon when part of a wall at the Matilda Bay Brewery collapsed on top of her car, that was parked to the side of the building in Coventry Parade.

It appears the strong wind caused the brick rubble to fell down from the three-storey building at Stirling Highway.

Emergency services attended the scene and there are concerns that more of the wall might collapse.

 

Roel Loopers

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MAN FALLS FROM SAIL&ANCHOR BALCONY

Posted in accidents, alcohol, city of fremantle, drinking, Uncategorized by freoview on July 16, 2017

 

A West Perth man died in hospital last night after falling from a balcony at the Fremantle Sail&Anchor pub.

He fell through the plastic weather protection that surrounds the first floor verandah to the ground of South Terrace around 8.30 pm.

People who were out and about in Fremantle last night were shocked that the Sail&Anchor remained open after the accident. Many believed it should have closed after the incident.

 

Roel Loopers

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TOO MANY SIGNS ARE VISUAL POLLUTION

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2017

 

 

We just love our signs in Western Australia. It will just be a matter of time until the government will demand we put a sign at the exit to our homes that warns that we might get run over by a roadtrain, trip over pavement, get sun burnt, or that a tiger might escape from Perth zoo. Don’t leave home. It’s bloody dangerous out there!

So now we know that there is no lifeguard on duty at the Fishing Boat Harbour, and just in case of diving after one’s fish&chips that was blown into the drink by the Fremantle Doctor, there also have been a buoy installed.

WA is so over-regulated that it baffles overseas tourists and the visual pollution is getting worse by the day.

Roel Loopers

PAVEMENT DANGER FOR PEDESTRIANS

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 12, 2017

 

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The City of Fremantle acted swiftly after I posted photos on Saturday of the bad pavement work in the High Street Mall that was done by workers putting the National Broadband in.

Warning signs have now been put there and Mayor Brad Pettitt commented that it was unacceptable and that he would notify CoF officers about it, while Councillor Rachel Pemberton said she had photographed it also and send it to the City administration.

Roel Loopers

WEST END CAR ACCIDENT

Posted in accidents, cars, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 8, 2017

 

 

A lot of people like the modern creative new Mediterranean Shipping Company building in Fremantle’s Cliff Street, but this motorist clearly went for a too close-up look of the Slavin Architects designed building this Thursday morning.

St John’s ambulance and the fire brigade attended the scene.

Roel Loopers

WATCH YOUR STEPS IN MARKET STREET!

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2017

 

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A collapsed paver in front of the Fremantle Postoffice at Market Street is a serious health hazard.

It is a very busy stretch of road and it will only be a matter of time until a pedestrian trips over it and falls on his/her face, or breaks a hip, arm, writs or collarbone, so something should be done about it fast.

Roel Loopers

BOAT STRANDED IN FREMANTLE CITY CENTRE

Posted in accidents, boating, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 8, 2017

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It is not often one sees a boat stranded in the middle of a city but that is what happened to the unfortunate driver of SeaWest 1 this morning when he lost his boat off the back of  his trailer outside Fremantle Oval on Parry Street.

The driver told me the brakes that hold the boat on the trailer had failed and he was now waiting for a crane to lift it back on.

Bad luck on a Monday morning.

Roel Loopers

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NASTY CAR CRASH AT LEFROY AND HAMPTON

Posted in accidents, cars, fremantle, TRAFFIC, western australia by freoview on July 19, 2016

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A nasty crash occurred at the corner of Hampton and Lefroy Road in South Fremantle just before 2.30 this afternoon. One car ending up against the facade of the Tippy’s Pizzeria.

Police and ambulance attended so we’ll no doubt hear more about it.

Roel Loopers

BLACK SPOT FUNDING FOR SOUTH STREET

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, TRAFFIC, western australia by freoview on July 19, 2016

The City of Fremantle will be applying for Black Spot funding to reduce traffic accidents. There are two spots along South Street that the COF wants to improve.

One is the intersection of South Street and Hampton Road where the City wants to ban right turns from South Street onto Hampton Road during rush hour. While this is indeed a dangerous intersection I wonder why right arrow traffic lights are not considered to be a better option, as that works well at the Wray Avenue, Hampton Road intersection.

The second hot spot is the intersection of Attfield and South streets, where  COF wants to ban right hand turns out of Attfield Street. The street is also considered a good alternative for cyclists who might not feel safe using Hampton Road or Marine Terrace.

One issue that needs to be monitored is motorist using the bus lanes along Hampton Road just to get ahead a couple of cars. This is a constant issue throughout the day and even more frequent during peak hours.

Roel Loopers

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