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We are have been seeking resident feedback on plans to improve the traffic calming measures on Mount Malvern Road and Scenic Court in Chandlers Hill / Aberfoyle Park.
There have been ongoing safety concerns related to the two existing single-lane 'driveway link' devices located just north of Belvedere Court and at the intersection of Gulfview Drive and Scenic Court.
These devices were installed around 20 years ago, and whilst consistent with other traffic calming measures installed around the same time period, they no longer meet modern road design practices.
In particular, the device north of Belvedere Court does not meet the current minimum sight distance requirements for opposing vehicles due to its location on a crest.
There are a number of design challenges to the site including steep sections and narrow shoulders in close proximity to trees which limit the options to install new traffic calming measures.
We have developed a plan that will introduce a safer road environment whilst continuing to promote commuting traffic onto higher order roads while also keeping vehicle speeds low.
The concept plan shows the works across three locations, which includes:
Location 1: Gulfview Drive and Scenic Court intersection - removing the single-lane 'driveway link'. This will provide enough room for opposing vehicles to pass each other when entering or exiting the intersection. A traffic calming device is not necessary at this location because vehicles are required to slow down to negotiate the intersection.
Location 2: north of Belvedere Court - modification of the existing traffic calming device by shortening the length of the single-lane 'driveway link'. This reduces the zone of conflict, and ensures that minimum sight distance requirements will be met for opposing vehicles. To keep vehicle speeds low, a flat-top speed hump will be incorporated into the single-lane slow point. The design is based on limiting the need for excavation, as removing the full device to provide two-way flow would likely require the removal of several nearby mature trees.
Location 3: between Corella Avenue and Malvern Court - Installation of a new traffic calming device. This is proposed to be another short, single-lane slow point which also incorporates a flat-top speed hump, to be consistent with the proposed device to the north. The installation of this device will necessitate the loss of approximately four on-street parking spaces.
The locations and types of devices have been carefully chosen to limit the loss of on-street parking.
More information about the proposed devices and locations can be found in the FAQs.
The works are currently scheduled to be delivered within the 2024-25 financial year, subject to budget approval.
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Consultation was open between 11 December 2023 and 19 January 2024.