Traffic congestion on Rusden Street is endangering children's lives according to PCYC manager Demian Coates.
So Armidale Regional Council is now monitoring motorists to determine what action can be taken to make the street safer.
Council’s regional infrastructure director Rob Shaw met with Mr Coates on Monday to assess the situation.
“It’s important for us to collect data to understand what’s going on,” he said.
More than 1700 members access the club from Rusden Street, which has limited space for parking and drop offs.
Congestion is also expected to increase when the new library opens.
“I’ve witnessed kids on their own … trying to guess when they could run out onto the road,” Mr Coates said.
“Parents beckoning their small children to run across the street ... because they’re having trouble finding spaces [to park].”
The issues was first raised with the Local Traffic Committee in October 2015.
Council installed a traffic monitoring system on December 8 2015, which recorded an average of more than 4000 vehicles per day.
“Four thousand vehicles per day is a high number for Armidale,” Mr Shaw said.
The survey also found more than 85 per cent of drivers were obeying the 50 km/h speed limit.
But Mr Coates said a new review was needed as the previous data was collected during school holidays.
The club’s after school programs attract student from seven Armidale primary schools.
Mr Coates said that while PCYC was not a school, hundreds of school aged children needed to cross the road each week.
“We are a youth organisation that is helping the community more and more," he said.
“It would be horrible to see a preventable incident occur."
Speed humps installed outside the Minimbah School earlier this year have successfully slowed traffic.
Mr Coates said a similar solution could work in Rusden Street.
“We would like to see speed humps, a crossing, or a reduced speed limit,” he said.
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