THEY may have been in Terralong Street for a long time, but councillor Mark Way believes the basalt rumble strips are a safety hazard and has even questioned their legality.
The strips were originally installed to slow traffic.
While only one of the four was a pedestrian crossing and the other three instructed pedestrians to give way to traffic, Cr Way said neither motorists nor pedestrians knew how the other would react, causing problems daily.
"If you're local, you're used to it, but you're still in that situation wondering, 'Does the pedestrian know?'," he said. "The only real reason why [we] haven't had more accidents here is the traffic goes so slow."
Cr Way has proposed keeping the existing pedestrian crossing at the Old Fire Station, converting the rumble strip in front of Saltwater to a second pedestrian crossing to provide east and west access to Hindmarsh Park, and also removing the one in the middle.
Under his proposal, the al fresco seating at the removed strip could be converted into parking.
"[The rumble strips] have had the effect of slowing traffic down, but a pedestrian crossing would do that, too," he said.
Cr Way had attended a traffic committee meeting last year where a NSW Roads and Maritime Services representative said the signs were illegal.
Kiama Council director of Engineering and Works Bryan Whittaker said councils in NSW used a variety of signage options. "The existing signs are not illegal as such, it is just that there is no standard," he said.
The idea will be considered at a traffic committee meeting in February.