Eastwood - Local Area Traffic Management (LATM)

Consultation has concluded

Consultation continues on the traffic issues in Eastwood. Council seeks your opinion on the installation of traffic calming/control treatments.

Consultation so far...

This the third stage of this consultation that Council is undertaking to address resident concerns of cut-through and speeding traffic. Council is asking residents to provide feedback on the traffic calming schemes that are recommended to address these concerns.

In the earlier stages of this consultation Council received responses from 21 per cent of properties within the study area asking Council to explore solutions to the traffic concerns. A public meeting was held on Wednesday 25 March at the Eastwood Community Centre and residents representing approximately 23 properties attended this meeting.

At the meeting the pros, cons and viability of various options for traffic calming and control devices were discussed, along with traffic and crash data. This information is included below.

The issues

Residents advised Council that the speed and volume of cut-through traffic in their neighbourhood are of most concern to them.

Considering the feedback so far, what traffic treatments are appropriate, and what traffic treatments were supported by residents at the public meeting, the suggested solutions are included below for your comment.

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 your support or otherwise for the various options being offered.

Council has included funding in the 2015/16 budget for construction work should any be identified by this process.

What's your opinion

Your responses will assist in determining what (if any) traffic calming or control devices are constructed in the Eastwood area.

Please submit the online survey below prior to 5 pm Friday 7 August 2015.

Council welcomes your feedback, which is vital to determine how Council can address residents' concerns.

Need to discuss this?

You can telephone Council’s Principal Traffic Engineer, David Hayes, on 8366 4200 if you have any queries about this process or the traffic treatments offered.

Please see below for Further Information and Maps.

Consultation continues on the traffic issues in Eastwood. Council seeks your opinion on the installation of traffic calming/control treatments.

Consultation so far...

This the third stage of this consultation that Council is undertaking to address resident concerns of cut-through and speeding traffic. Council is asking residents to provide feedback on the traffic calming schemes that are recommended to address these concerns.

In the earlier stages of this consultation Council received responses from 21 per cent of properties within the study area asking Council to explore solutions to the traffic concerns. A public meeting was held on Wednesday 25 March at the Eastwood Community Centre and residents representing approximately 23 properties attended this meeting.

At the meeting the pros, cons and viability of various options for traffic calming and control devices were discussed, along with traffic and crash data. This information is included below.

The issues

Residents advised Council that the speed and volume of cut-through traffic in their neighbourhood are of most concern to them.

Considering the feedback so far, what traffic treatments are appropriate, and what traffic treatments were supported by residents at the public meeting, the suggested solutions are included below for your comment.

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 your support or otherwise for the various options being offered.

Council has included funding in the 2015/16 budget for construction work should any be identified by this process.

What's your opinion

Your responses will assist in determining what (if any) traffic calming or control devices are constructed in the Eastwood area.

Please submit the online survey below prior to 5 pm Friday 7 August 2015.

Council welcomes your feedback, which is vital to determine how Council can address residents' concerns.

Need to discuss this?

You can telephone Council’s Principal Traffic Engineer, David Hayes, on 8366 4200 if you have any queries about this process or the traffic treatments offered.

Please see below for Further Information and Maps.

Consultation has concluded
  • Seven (7) Traffic Treatment Options

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    Updated 2 traffic and crash data summary

    Traffic and Crash Data Summary

    What do I do now?

    Complete the online survey and indicate your preference for the following seven (7) traffic treatment options.

    Option 1 - Install 'Local Traffic Only' signage

    Local Traffic Only signage can be installed as a deterrent to cut-through traffic, however the signs are not enforceable by Council or SA Police.

    Option 2 - Road Closure of one road

    There are three different locations that would suit a road closure. Pedestrians and cyclists will have access through the closure. Council is asking the Eastwood community if they want a road closure and in... Continue reading

    Traffic and Crash Data Summary

    What do I do now?

    Complete the online survey and indicate your preference for the following seven (7) traffic treatment options.

    Option 1 - Install 'Local Traffic Only' signage

    Local Traffic Only signage can be installed as a deterrent to cut-through traffic, however the signs are not enforceable by Council or SA Police.

    Option 2 - Road Closure of one road

    There are three different locations that would suit a road closure. Pedestrians and cyclists will have access through the closure. Council is asking the Eastwood community if they want a road closure and in which location.

    Option 3 - Road Humps on one street

    There are three different locations that Council suggests would suit the installation of road humps.

    Council is asking if the Eastwood community wants road humps, and if so, in which of the three locations would they be installed (Main Street, Elizabeth Street or Markey Street).

    Key points about road humps:

    • The road humps need to be installed ‘in series’ (more than one in each street) to be effective
    • They will reduce vehicle speed
    • They will likely divert some traffic
    • There is no loss of on-street parking
    • They will likely produce more road noise
    • They can be uncomfortable to drive or ride over.

    If road humps are installed, traffic volumes on Matilda Dixon Lane will be monitored.

    Option 4 - Driveway Entry

    A driveway entry allows for two-way traffic but only one direction at a time. It may deter a small percentage of non-local traffic and reduce vehicle speeds in the immediate area. Council suggests that the location in Eastwood that best suits this option is on Main Street.

    Option 5 - 40 km/h Speed Limit

    About 85 per cent of vehicle speeds in Eastwood are below 40 km/h. A 40 km/h speed restriction is enforceable. If the community supports this option, Council may approach the State government for permission to install a 40 km/h zone in Eastwood.

    Option 6 - Left Turn Ban

    These signs usually apply at certain times of the day such as the morning or afternoon peak period(s). Local residents and their visitors will also have to abide by these turning restrictions.

    The suggested locations for a left turn ban sign is on Glen Osmond Road at John Street and Main Street for traffic travelling south east from Adelaide City during the afternoon peak.

    Option 7 - No changes to the current traffic conditions in Eastwood

    Resident support for changes to the traffic conditions in Eastwood will be the only way that any changes can be implemented. If there is less than 30 per cent support for any of the seven (7) options, the traffic conditions will remain as they are in Eastwood.

    What do I do now?

    Complete the online survey and indicate your preference for the seven (7) traffic treatment options.

    If you need more information, please contact David Hayes on 8366 4200.