Barker Grove - Local Area Traffic Management (3rd stage)

This consultation has concluded

Following an earlier questionnaire and public meeting held in December, Council is now seeking an indication of your support or otherwise into the possible installation of specific traffic calming/control treatments.

Consultation so far...

This is the third stage of the consultation process and although a very good response and indication was received from the initial questionnaire, only 5 homes were represented at the public meeting held on the 10 December 2014.

This meeting enabled many questions to be answered and gave the opportunity to explain the pros, cons and viability of various options for traffic calming and control devices. Traffic and crash data was also discussed in detail.

Issues

While Council has been advised of a number of various issues, by far the 2 most common issues
reported were the speed and volume of cut-through traffic. The 3rd most common comment related to parking.

Considering the feedback so far and what measures are appropriate and generally supported at the public meeting, the plan on the rear of this sheet indicates the location of various devices aimed at addressing the issues raised.

It is acknowledged that different people have different perspectives on both the extent of traffic issues and the most suitable treatment(s) to address them.

It is therefore crucial that you take this opportunity to get involved and provide an indication of their support or otherwise for the various options being offered.

Council has an allocation in this year’s budget for construction work should any be identified by this process. Any work would be
designed and tenders sought early 2015 for construction before 30 June 2015.

Feedback Requested

Please fill in the Survey on engage.burnside below.

The extent and content of your responses will assist in determining what (if any) traffic calming or control devices are constructed in Barker Grove. Please respond prior to Wednesday 18 February 2015.

Council welcomes your feedback, which will be vital in determining the course forward.

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.

Following an earlier questionnaire and public meeting held in December, Council is now seeking an indication of your support or otherwise into the possible installation of specific traffic calming/control treatments.

Consultation so far...

This is the third stage of the consultation process and although a very good response and indication was received from the initial questionnaire, only 5 homes were represented at the public meeting held on the 10 December 2014.

This meeting enabled many questions to be answered and gave the opportunity to explain the pros, cons and viability of various options for traffic calming and control devices. Traffic and crash data was also discussed in detail.

Issues

While Council has been advised of a number of various issues, by far the 2 most common issues
reported were the speed and volume of cut-through traffic. The 3rd most common comment related to parking.

Considering the feedback so far and what measures are appropriate and generally supported at the public meeting, the plan on the rear of this sheet indicates the location of various devices aimed at addressing the issues raised.

It is acknowledged that different people have different perspectives on both the extent of traffic issues and the most suitable treatment(s) to address them.

It is therefore crucial that you take this opportunity to get involved and provide an indication of their support or otherwise for the various options being offered.

Council has an allocation in this year’s budget for construction work should any be identified by this process. Any work would be
designed and tenders sought early 2015 for construction before 30 June 2015.

Feedback Requested

Please fill in the Survey on engage.burnside below.

The extent and content of your responses will assist in determining what (if any) traffic calming or control devices are constructed in Barker Grove. Please respond prior to Wednesday 18 February 2015.

Council welcomes your feedback, which will be vital in determining the course forward.

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.

This consultation has concluded
  • What happens next?

    about 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Updated angled slow points map

    Please fill in the Survey providing your support or otherwise for four different options.

    In regards to the Road Hump option, there are three different styles.

    Options 1 and 2 - Angled Slow Points OR Road Humps

    (Click on the map above to enlarge)

    Examples of the various Road Humps

    Road Hump Characteristics

    • Need to be installed 'in series'
    • Will reduce vehicles speeds
    • Will likely divert some traffic
    • No loss of on-street parking
    • Will likely produce excess road noise
    • Can be uncomfortable to drive or ride over

    Flat Top Road Hump

    Watts Profile Road Hump

    Road Cushion Style Hump

    Option 3 - Roundabout

    (Click on the map above to enlarge)

    Option 4 - Driveway Link

    (Click on the map above to enlarge)

    Please fill in the Survey providing your support or otherwise for four different options.

    In regards to the Road Hump option, there are three different styles.

    Options 1 and 2 - Angled Slow Points OR Road Humps

    (Click on the map above to enlarge)

    Examples of the various Road Humps

    Road Hump Characteristics

    • Need to be installed 'in series'
    • Will reduce vehicles speeds
    • Will likely divert some traffic
    • No loss of on-street parking
    • Will likely produce excess road noise
    • Can be uncomfortable to drive or ride over

    Flat Top Road Hump

    Watts Profile Road Hump

    Road Cushion Style Hump

    Option 3 - Roundabout

    (Click on the map above to enlarge)

    Option 4 - Driveway Link

    (Click on the map above to enlarge)