Dark suspicions and much angst has surrounded the ACT Government’s work on traffic calming in West Belconnen.
Today Shane Rattenbury has announced more tweaking:
The results of a residential street improvement study in Holt along with feedback from community consultation have identified a need for some new traffic calming solutions in suburban streets as well changes to some existing traffic calming measures, announced Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
“During the consultation period, substantial feedback was received in relation to the traffic calming measures installed on Spofforth Street,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“As a result of this feedback, Roads ACT reviewed the traffic conditions on Spofforth Street and will be removing seven of the eleven existing speed cushions on the street and replacing them with two chicanes to narrow the carriageway and slow vehicles. The removed cushions will be used in traffic calming schemes in other ACT suburbs.
“Messenger Street, Trickett Street and Beaurepaire Crescent in Holt were also identified as traffic hot spots during public consultations. In particular, there is a need to reduce travelling speeds, reduce suburban traffic volumes and improve safety for everyone in the neighbourhood.
“TAMS have used the community’s feedback, along with technical analyses of traffic volume, and speed and crash data, to develop traffic management schemes or ‘local road master plans’ to guide the implementation of a number of prioritised traffic calming solutions over a number of years.
“The first priority works in Holt will be implemented during 2013-14 and include line marking and rubberised kerb extensions on Beaurepaire Crescent, Messenger Street and Trickett Street. Two chicanes will be installed on Beaurepaire Crescent and a speed cushion will be installed on both Messenger Street and Trickett Street.
“The changes on Spofforth Street will be implemented at the same time as the first priority treatments on the other streets.”