The News is inviting readers to use Instagram or Facebook to record little road surface problems that bug them.DARREN LINTON June 4, 2014 3:55am
While the Infrastructure Management Group trucks will apply lasers and video to a high-tech assessment of Greater Shepparton roads, there is another resource available — local knowledge.
Car and truck drivers, cyclists and even pedestrians know the pitfalls on their regular routes throughout the municipality.
Anyone who goes to work travelling south on Welsford St knows if they stay in the middle of the lane the driver’s side wheels will clatter over the ruts heavy vehicles have created.
Rounding the corner where Knight St becomes The Boulevard there is the misplaced reflector, north on Numurkah Rd there is a raised sewer cover to dodge and the bike lane on Kialla Lakes Dve is full of rubble swept into it by vehicle traffic.
In December, Campaspe Shire Council began encouraging residents to enlist a smartphone app called Snap Send Solve that 600 authorities across Australia use.
It allows people to take a photo, complete with a geo-location tag and file the issue direct with the authority.
Cr Neil Pankhurst said since the launch the council had received 10 to 12 requests each month.
‘‘It just provides another opportunity for people to provide that information,’’ he said.
Cr Pankhurst said the app worked for all local government authorities.
The News has an even lower-tech approach — take a pot shot of a pothole or any road or footpath issue and post the photo with a few details on Instagram using the hashtag #potshotsShepp or visit The News’ Facebook page and post a photo or write a description of the problem.
Let’s see how quickly we can highlight all the little problems that bug people every day.
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