LATMS 11 Fitzroy
In October 2008, Council sought community feedback on a Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (LATMS) in the area bounded by Victoria Parade, and Smith, Johnston and Nicholson streets, otherwise known as LATMS 11.
LATMS 11 Concept Plan (249.28kB)
A sub-precinct of LATMS 11, including George and Gore streets, between Webb Street and St David Street (identified by a pink rectangle in the concept plan), has been the focus of continued consultation with local residents to determine the best method to reduce through-traffic on George and Gore streets.
The following treatments have been implemented to improve traffic conditions in the area:
- Four smooth-barked apple trees planted in the middle of George Street, between Webb and Condell streets in late October 2010
- Four yellow gum trees planted in the middle of Gore Street, between Webb and Moor streets in late October 2010
- Smooth-barked apple tree planted at the intersection of George Street and St David Street and George Street and Greeves Street in mid November 2010
- Installation of speed hump and kerb extension on Gore Street, between Moor and St David streets
- Six square tree treatments and ‘keep clear’ line markings installed at the south end of Gore Street, between Victoria Parade and Gertrude Street in July 2010
- Kerb extension installed on Gore Street at Victoria Parade in September 2010 to moderate the speed of entering traffic
- Left turn bans between 4pm – 7pm on weekdays retained on George and Gore Streets at Victoria Parade and Gertrude Street.
Other treatments completed in the LATMS 11 area include flat top speed humps, centre tree plantings, kerb extensions, and line markings.
Left turn bans have also been installed from 7am – 9pm on weekdays in Johnston Street at the corner of Chapel, Rochester, Napier and Hertford streets.
In May 2012, VicRoads provided approval for the speed limit in the area to be reduced to 40kph.
At its meeting on 28 June 2011, Council noted a report that reviewed the implemented traffic measures at the south end of Gore Street in Fitzroy between Victoria Parade and Gertrude Street.
An assessment of the traffic treatments, including the results of the left-turn bans which showed a 71% reduction in traffic during peak afternoon times, indicated that non-local through traffic in the street has been effectively reduced.
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