LATMS 20 evaluation

Council regularly reviews the effectiveness of its traffic management studies.

Traffic safety has improved in Cremorne as a result of $187,000 in traffic management works completed by Council.

The works, which included installing raised intersections and road humps, were undertaken as part of the Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (LATMS) 20 - Balmain Precinct in the area bounded by Swan Street, Mary Street, the Yarra River and Punt Road.

Traffic data collected since the works show that a number of roads in the precinct recorded positive outcomes with reduced traffic volumes and vehicle speeds. All roads except one recorded an 85 percentile speed under the acceptable 44km/hr.

Traffic volumes on the local road network in the precinct have generally reduced or remained constant with the majority of roads now carrying below the acceptable peak hour traffic volume of 14%. Heavy vehicle traffic volumes in the area were also generally below the acceptable level of 5%.

Crash data in the area (collected from 1 July to 31 December 2013) revealed there has only been one ‘other injury’ crash between a cyclist and a pedestrian on the local road network since the works have been completed. In the five year period (from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2011) there were five ‘other injury’ and three ‘serious injury’ crashes recorded in the precinct.

A Traffic Study Group comprising Melba Ward Councillors, Council officers, independent traffic consultants and 14 community members developed the Traffic Management Plan for the precinct which was endorsed by the local community.

Stage 2 of the plan is expected to be completed in 2014/15.

A report on Stage 1 of the plan appears below.
 docx format Review of Stage 1 of LATMS 20 (Balmain Precinct) (34.37 KB)


Further information
Matthew Veale
Senior Project Engineer
9205 5731
Matthew.Veale@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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