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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

 

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Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

 

Agenda Items

TAC031-17       Tooronga Terrace Beverly Hills - Raised Pedestrian Crossing

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 2

TAC032-17       Tucker Lane Peakhurst Heights - Installation of speed humps

(Report by Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim)............................................... 5   

 


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1.      Agenda Items

Item:                   TAC031-17        Tooronga Terrace Beverly Hills - Raised Pedestrian Crossing  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills be upgraded to abide by Australian Standards for Pedestrian Control and Protection AS1742.10 2009 and RMS Technical Directions “Use of Traffic Calming Devices As Pedestrian Crossings TDT2001/04b.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report seeks the committee’s approval to retain the existing pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace, Beverly Hills subject to upgrading the crossing to abide by relevant Australian Standards and RMS Technical Directions.

 

Background

2.      In December 2016 The Traffic Advisory Committee recommended and Council resolved

“THAT the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Tooronga Terrace east of King Georges Road, Beverly Hills be removed due to safety concerns associated with the location of the facility”

3.      It was recommended to remove the pedestrian crossing as it was built prior to 1982 and accordingly was not built to current Australian Standards and RMS Technical Directions.

 

4.      The recommendation to remove the pedestrian crossing was made due to the fact that there is an existing signalised crossing 50m west of the subject pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Tooronga Terrace and King Georges Road, Beverly Hills.

 

5.      However during the consultation period, members of the community expressed their concern with the removal of the pedestrian crossing, requesting that Council reconsider their decision to remove it.

 

6.      Council’s Administrator has therefore requested that this matter be reported back to the Traffic Advisory Committee for further consideration.

 

7.      Due to the community’s strong concern in regards to removing the crossing it is therefore recommended that the crossing remain in place but be upgraded to conform to current Australian Standards which stipulates that “No more than one lane of moving traffic in any one direction shall be encountered by a pedestrian using a crossing.”

 

8.      Accordingly it is recommended that barrier kerb concrete Islands be installed. One at each approach to the existing pedestrian crossing as per attached plan, reducing Tooronga Terrace carriageway to one lane of traffic in each direction at the subject location.

 

 

Financial Implications

9.      Within budget allocation. Estimated Cost $15,000

 

File Reference

17/701

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Tooronga Terrace - Plan

 


Georges River Council - Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 21 March 2017

TAC031-17           Tooronga Terrace Beverly Hills - Raised Pedestrian Crossing

[Appendix 1]         Tooronga Terrace - Plan

 

 

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Item:                   TAC032-17        Tucker Lane Peakhurst Heights - Installation of speed humps  

Author:              Senior Traffic Engineer, Shereny Selim

Directorate:      Assets and Infrastructure

 

Recommendation

(a)     That Council install 2 x rubber speed humps in Tucker Lane west of Pindari Road Peakhurst West, with associated signs.

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks the committee’s approval to install 2 x rubber speed humps in Tucker Lane west of Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights to help improve the safety of pedestrians in the area.

 

Background

1.      Council received representation from Mr Mark Coure, MP Member for Oatley on behalf of one of his constituents with road safety concerns at Tucker Lane Peakhurst.

2.      Tucker Lane is located east of Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights and is restricted to one way in the north direction.

3.      Mark Coure’s constituent has advised that due to a building alignment that exists around a bend in Tucker Lane, a blind spot is created for drivers travelling along the laneway.

 

4.      At the end of the curve motorists travelling along Tucker Lane are then required to stop at an existing STOP restriction to give-way for pedestrians (mostly young children) to cross the laneway.

 

5.      The resident advised that on many occasions motorists fail to slow down or even stop at the STOP restriction and has witnessed many near misses.

 

6.      Accordingly the resident has requested that Council consider installing speed humps to force vehicles to really slow down and stop at the STOP restriction.

 

7.      It is advised that site inspection did reveal that the resident’s concerns do have merit and accordingly it is recommended that 2 x rubber speed humps be installed as indicated in plan below.

 

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Financial Implications

9.      Within budget allocation. Estimated Cost $2,500

 

File Reference

16/683