Barker Grove - Local Area Traffic Management

This consultation has concluded

Council has received complaints from residents of Barker Grove, Toorak Gardens, about the volume and speed of traffic on your street. To explore solutions to this issue, Council seeks your input on improving the safety of Barker Grove.

Background
The residents of Barker Grove have raised safety and amenity issues with Council in relation to the speed and volume of cut-through traffic.

This cut-through traffic is likely from traffic bound to and from Portrush Road. It is suggested that due to the break in the median on Portrush Road motorists are using Barker Grove and Grandview Grove to access Fullarton Road and the Dulwich commercial centre.

As a resident you would have knowledge of how the issue affects you and what (if any) remedies would be acceptable to you. Council
would like you to be involved in developing a solution to this issue.

Depending on your support Council proposes to undertake a three phase consultation process that includes:

- this initial questionnaire
- a public meeting with Barker St residents, and
- a second questionnaire on any specific proposed traffic calming solutions that arise.

Should any construction works that are identified through this consultation process be required to be undertaken, work would be designed and tenders sought early 2015 for construction before 30 June 2015.

Feedback requested
Please complete the questionnaire prior to Friday 28 November 2014. Your responses will assist in investigating the extent and veracity of the issues raised and guide any response.

More information
If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact David Hayes, Council’s Principle Traffic Engineer, on 8366 4264.

What happens next – a three phase engagement

The questionnaire
Your responses to the questionnaire will guide Council how to proceed. Please confirm if you believe there is a traffic issue that needs addressing, and if so, what are the issues and what traffic control devices would be suitable and acceptable to address the issue (some suggestions included below). Council is seeking to have at least 33% of property owners return the questionnaire, with at least 66% of those supporting continuing the process.

A public meeting
Please indicate if you would like to attend a public meeting to discuss the issues and potential treatments in more detail. Should the questionnaire results indicate that residents wish to proceed with a public meeting, it is proposed that it will be held at 6.30 pm, Wednesday 10 December 2014 at Council’s offices. The results of this consultation and confirmation of the meeting will be confirmed at least one week prior.

A second questionnaire
The third phase of consultation would involve a second questionnaire with specific traffic calming options proposed. This phase would occur in late January. If the outcome of this phase indicates that there is overall support for traffic calming, but there is no clear single supported treatment type, Council may propose a treatment subject to further consultation with directly affected residents – that is if the treatment is adjacent to their property.

Please refer to the Photo Gallery on the right. For your reference there are four images of some traffic calming treatments that may be appropriate for Barker Grove. Do not feel compelled to limit your thoughts/comments to these options - we welcome other suggestions. (Note: As Portrush Road is under the management and care of the Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure, it is unlikely that alterations to the median can be considered).

Update

Over the past months Council has consulted with the residents of Barker Grove on the installation of traffic calming treatments. Traffic calming treatments for Barker Grove will not be considered further in response to the results of the consultation. The proposed measures all received insufficient support to be considered further.

Council undertook to consult on the potential installation of calming measures on Barker Grove in response to resident concerns of motorists speeding and using the grove as a ‘cut through’ route. Throughout the consultation solutions to these traffic issues were put forward by Council for community comment.

A small number of Barker Grove residents feel strongly about the need to pursue a right turn ban from Portrush Road into Barker Grove during peak traffic times.

Council has requested the Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to consider installing a No Right Turn on Portrush Road effective 8 am to 9 am Monday to Friday. A right turn ban in the afternoon peak is considered inappropriate based on traffic survey results and will inconvenience many local residents.

Should the request for a No Right Turn ban be supported, Council will undertake new traffic surveys of potentially affected streets prior to any changes being made, and then again following a ‘bedding in’ period, to assess the impact of the ban on the traffic patterns of other streets.

Council has received complaints from residents of Barker Grove, Toorak Gardens, about the volume and speed of traffic on your street. To explore solutions to this issue, Council seeks your input on improving the safety of Barker Grove.

Background
The residents of Barker Grove have raised safety and amenity issues with Council in relation to the speed and volume of cut-through traffic.

This cut-through traffic is likely from traffic bound to and from Portrush Road. It is suggested that due to the break in the median on Portrush Road motorists are using Barker Grove and Grandview Grove to access Fullarton Road and the Dulwich commercial centre.

As a resident you would have knowledge of how the issue affects you and what (if any) remedies would be acceptable to you. Council
would like you to be involved in developing a solution to this issue.

Depending on your support Council proposes to undertake a three phase consultation process that includes:

- this initial questionnaire
- a public meeting with Barker St residents, and
- a second questionnaire on any specific proposed traffic calming solutions that arise.

Should any construction works that are identified through this consultation process be required to be undertaken, work would be designed and tenders sought early 2015 for construction before 30 June 2015.

Feedback requested
Please complete the questionnaire prior to Friday 28 November 2014. Your responses will assist in investigating the extent and veracity of the issues raised and guide any response.

More information
If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact David Hayes, Council’s Principle Traffic Engineer, on 8366 4264.

What happens next – a three phase engagement

The questionnaire
Your responses to the questionnaire will guide Council how to proceed. Please confirm if you believe there is a traffic issue that needs addressing, and if so, what are the issues and what traffic control devices would be suitable and acceptable to address the issue (some suggestions included below). Council is seeking to have at least 33% of property owners return the questionnaire, with at least 66% of those supporting continuing the process.

A public meeting
Please indicate if you would like to attend a public meeting to discuss the issues and potential treatments in more detail. Should the questionnaire results indicate that residents wish to proceed with a public meeting, it is proposed that it will be held at 6.30 pm, Wednesday 10 December 2014 at Council’s offices. The results of this consultation and confirmation of the meeting will be confirmed at least one week prior.

A second questionnaire
The third phase of consultation would involve a second questionnaire with specific traffic calming options proposed. This phase would occur in late January. If the outcome of this phase indicates that there is overall support for traffic calming, but there is no clear single supported treatment type, Council may propose a treatment subject to further consultation with directly affected residents – that is if the treatment is adjacent to their property.

Please refer to the Photo Gallery on the right. For your reference there are four images of some traffic calming treatments that may be appropriate for Barker Grove. Do not feel compelled to limit your thoughts/comments to these options - we welcome other suggestions. (Note: As Portrush Road is under the management and care of the Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure, it is unlikely that alterations to the median can be considered).

Update

Over the past months Council has consulted with the residents of Barker Grove on the installation of traffic calming treatments. Traffic calming treatments for Barker Grove will not be considered further in response to the results of the consultation. The proposed measures all received insufficient support to be considered further.

Council undertook to consult on the potential installation of calming measures on Barker Grove in response to resident concerns of motorists speeding and using the grove as a ‘cut through’ route. Throughout the consultation solutions to these traffic issues were put forward by Council for community comment.

A small number of Barker Grove residents feel strongly about the need to pursue a right turn ban from Portrush Road into Barker Grove during peak traffic times.

Council has requested the Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to consider installing a No Right Turn on Portrush Road effective 8 am to 9 am Monday to Friday. A right turn ban in the afternoon peak is considered inappropriate based on traffic survey results and will inconvenience many local residents.

Should the request for a No Right Turn ban be supported, Council will undertake new traffic surveys of potentially affected streets prior to any changes being made, and then again following a ‘bedding in’ period, to assess the impact of the ban on the traffic patterns of other streets.

Survey

This consultation has concluded