THERE'S going to be no quick fix to improve pedestrian safety along Stewart Street.
Two months ago councillors Warren Aubin and Bobby Bourke spoke out saying "it was only a matter of time" before someone was injured or killed getting out of their car.
The pair said they feared heavy vehicles, high traffic flow and a narrow parking lane along Stewart Street could prove a deadly combination; of particular concern were the westbound lanes of Stewart Street, between Lambert and Brilliant streets.
Last week Cr Aubin met with representatives from the RMS, but said at the end of the day the only options available weren't viable.
"This is not an RMS bashing exercise, but they've had a look at it and the crash history, and there's no more than one or two crashes.
Having said that Cr Aubin said it's possible a lot of incidents go unreported.
"Two weeks ago I drove past and saw a Range Rover had lost its door after its driver opened it into the path of an oncoming truck.
"Crashes like that don't get reported."
He said the only options which are available to the RMS to remedy the problem weren't viable solutions.
"You can't drop the speed limit. Even if you did, people still go and do what they do, so I don't think it would really make a difference.
"The other option is to put no parking right along the street, and they're not going to do that.
"The only other option is to cut into the footpath and make the road wider, but I've been up there and looked at the shops and a lot have verandas on them with poles in the cement."
He said this option would also need draining pipes relaid, which is cost prohibitive.
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"So really, not a lot can be done, people just need to be really careful opening their door, take the time and look for oncoming traffic.
"The worst case scenario will be if someone opens their door and gets out (without looking); that could be really catastrophic."
"But I've looked into it and there's not a lot that can be done."
Acting Mayor Bobby Bourke said he still had grave fears it was only a matter of time before someone was killed.
"I'm disappointed the RMS couldn't come up with any answers, someone will be killed there.
"I'm going to keep looking into it to see if we can find any other answers.
"If they need to lower the speed limit there so be it, it won't hurt anyone."