The Lane Traffic Calming

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We are planning to improve traffic conditions along The Lane, O'Halloran Hill

The proposal is to install four separate traffic calming devices to help reduce vehicle speed and to deter non-local traffic from The Lane.

The installation of traffic calming devices is typically undertaken to influence driver behaviour in two ways, firstly to slow down vehicles in the immediate vicinity of a device and secondly when installed as part of a coordinated scheme to encourage through traffic to travel via an alternative route when one is available.

Background

We are aware of ongoing issues on The Lane relating to inappropriate vehicle speeds, which is likely to relate to traffic cutting through the area that should otherwise travel via Main South Road and Candy Road.

The recent upgrade at the intersection of Main South Road, Candy Road and Lander Road allows better connectivity for both Candy and Lander roads, and some of the demand to travel via The Lane has been reduced. However, we acknowledge that this has not address all traffic problems currently experienced on The Lane, and we have been exploring other options to address this issue.

Revised traffic calming scheme

A revised, comprehensive traffic calming scheme has been prepared, including the installation of two different types of traffic calming device, to be installed at four locations:

  • Two offset one-lane perimeter thresholds – one at each end of The Lane
  • Two angled one-lane slow points – generally either side of the intersection with Vine Place.

In addition to the installation of these devices, we also propose to revert the intersection of The Lane and Vine Place back to a conventional T-junction arrangement. This is to reduce the potential for confusion about which vehicle has priority.

When determining where traffic calming devices are to be located, many factors are considered including distance from other traffic calming devices, the availability of overhead lighting and road features in the immediate area. We must also ensure to minimise impacts to driveway access where possible.

Have your Say

As a local resident of the area, we’d like to hear from you about any local knowledge or concerns you may have before we finalise the design plans.

To leave feedback or ask us a question, please click on the relevant tab below.

Consultation closes on 14 August 2022.

We are planning to improve traffic conditions along The Lane, O'Halloran Hill

The proposal is to install four separate traffic calming devices to help reduce vehicle speed and to deter non-local traffic from The Lane.

The installation of traffic calming devices is typically undertaken to influence driver behaviour in two ways, firstly to slow down vehicles in the immediate vicinity of a device and secondly when installed as part of a coordinated scheme to encourage through traffic to travel via an alternative route when one is available.

Background

We are aware of ongoing issues on The Lane relating to inappropriate vehicle speeds, which is likely to relate to traffic cutting through the area that should otherwise travel via Main South Road and Candy Road.

The recent upgrade at the intersection of Main South Road, Candy Road and Lander Road allows better connectivity for both Candy and Lander roads, and some of the demand to travel via The Lane has been reduced. However, we acknowledge that this has not address all traffic problems currently experienced on The Lane, and we have been exploring other options to address this issue.

Revised traffic calming scheme

A revised, comprehensive traffic calming scheme has been prepared, including the installation of two different types of traffic calming device, to be installed at four locations:

  • Two offset one-lane perimeter thresholds – one at each end of The Lane
  • Two angled one-lane slow points – generally either side of the intersection with Vine Place.

In addition to the installation of these devices, we also propose to revert the intersection of The Lane and Vine Place back to a conventional T-junction arrangement. This is to reduce the potential for confusion about which vehicle has priority.

When determining where traffic calming devices are to be located, many factors are considered including distance from other traffic calming devices, the availability of overhead lighting and road features in the immediate area. We must also ensure to minimise impacts to driveway access where possible.

Have your Say

As a local resident of the area, we’d like to hear from you about any local knowledge or concerns you may have before we finalise the design plans.

To leave feedback or ask us a question, please click on the relevant tab below.

Consultation closes on 14 August 2022.

Page last updated: 23 Jul 2022, 11:58 AM