Thank you for raising this issue once again.
I have always said the speed limit around Lake Wendouree should be 40km/h.
I think the current changing speed limit between 40 and 50km/h is dangerous.
I walk the lake most days and frequently see crazy behavior by drivers.
When I see swans about to cross the road, I run out into the centre of Wendouree Parade with my arms out and stop the traffic both ways.
I don't care if people think that I am a nutjob.
40km/h all around the lake, please.
Jeanne Wheeler, Lake Wendouree.
Keep the speed limit at 50km/h but just enforce it.
I can't remember the last time I saw a speed camera on the Parade.
Changing the limit won't stop the hoons from speeding, they are ignoring it now.
Stan Hudson, Ballarat.
Putting in speed humps or reducing the speed limit isn't going to protect the wildlife around the lake.
Driver distraction is one factor and the other is birds literally fly into, or run in front of the cars at the last second.
I witnessed a bird flying straight into a ute when it was scared by a council mower.
There needs to be a Highway Patrol presence around the lake to catch hoon drivers.
Speed humps and reducing the speed limit won't stop them.
OTHER LETTERS: Support for 40km/h speed zones around Lake Wendouree
James Broadhead, Wendouree.
I drive around the lake a few times a week at various times and some people do not care.
I stopped for a large swan and her signets only to have an idiot in a gold coloured commodore zoom past me on the other side of the road, just missing the birds.
Bill Bahr, Sebastopol.
If people were given better driver education we wouldn't need to be slowing all the traffic down.
People need to learn how to drive and be alert.
Reduced speed limits is a stop gap.
It is ridiculous!
James Selkirk, Ballarat.
The foreshore of Lake Wendouree is a shared environment.
The wildlife is voiceless and we need to ensure it is given equal respect.
The area should be a go slow zone in every respect.
I do not see why we need to run at night and want extra lights, for a few, which disrupts the dawn/dusk behaviour of the wildlife.
Visit the gardens at dawn and dusk and see how the wildlife move onto the foreshore to graze.
Judith Bailey, Clarendon.