Kirribilli and Milsons Point High Pedestrian Activity Area 40km/h

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Feedback closed 17 February 2020.

Council has secured significant grant funding in 2019/20 from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the design and implementation of a proposed 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area in Kirribilli and Milsons Point village centres. The works will improve amenity and safety for all road users, and particularly people walking in the area, which includes Broughton Street, Olympic Drive, Alfred Street South and McDougall Street.

This project complements Council’s Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zones Masterplan which was recently exhibited and is currently under review. To take advantage of the significant funding available, Council is proceeding with implementation in this area. The RMS funding conditions require works to be completed by 30 June 2020.

To distinguish the different driving conditions and create a self-enforcing maximum 40km/h speed environment within the village centres, the proposed concept includes the installation of road traffic calming treatments such as thresholds and pedestrian crossing facilities (refer to document library for area map, site register with sample images and detailed concept designs).

This concept design results in no parking loss, expanded pedestrian/footpath areas and additional gardens/landscaping. This will make the villages more attractive and safer for residents and visitors. Note that some trees might be impacted by the works, however, should this occur, they will be replaced with new plantings.


OVERVIEW OF SITES - see document library for detailed information

Site ID

Location

Description of treatment

1
Clark Road
Raised threshold - full width of southbound lanes only
2
Broughton Street
Raised threshold - full road width
3
Broughton Street
Raised threshold - full road width
4
Broughton Street
Raised threshold - full road width
5
Hipwood Street
Flush threshold treatment
6
Willoughby Street
Continuous footpath treatment
7
McDougall Street
Flush threshold treatment
8
Burton Street
Raised pedestrian crossing
9
Bligh Street
Continuous footpath treatment
10
Pitt Street
Continuous footpath treatment
11
Paul Street
Continuous footpath treatment
12
Alfred Street South
Raised threshold - full road width
13
Cliff Street
Continuous footpath treatment
14
Alfred Street South
Raised threshold - full road width
15
Alfred Street South
Raised threshold - full road width
16
Alfred Street South
Flush threshold treatment
17
Lavender Street
Flush threshold treatment
18
Alfred Street South
Raised pedestrian crossing
19
Glen Street
Continuous footpath treatment


Benefits of 40km/h speed limits

  • Travelling at lower speeds improves driver’s ability to stop at a safer distance to avoid crashes, otherwise reduce the severity of a crash.
  • Statistics show that there was a 33% reduction in crashes causing serious injuries and deaths between 2005 and 2015 where 40km/h zones have been introduced. These zones include busy shopping precincts and neighbourhoods.

For further information call Diana Mejia - Council’s Project Manager on 9936 8100.

Feedback closed 17 February 2020.

Council has secured significant grant funding in 2019/20 from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the design and implementation of a proposed 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area in Kirribilli and Milsons Point village centres. The works will improve amenity and safety for all road users, and particularly people walking in the area, which includes Broughton Street, Olympic Drive, Alfred Street South and McDougall Street.

This project complements Council’s Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zones Masterplan which was recently exhibited and is currently under review. To take advantage of the significant funding available, Council is proceeding with implementation in this area. The RMS funding conditions require works to be completed by 30 June 2020.

To distinguish the different driving conditions and create a self-enforcing maximum 40km/h speed environment within the village centres, the proposed concept includes the installation of road traffic calming treatments such as thresholds and pedestrian crossing facilities (refer to document library for area map, site register with sample images and detailed concept designs).

This concept design results in no parking loss, expanded pedestrian/footpath areas and additional gardens/landscaping. This will make the villages more attractive and safer for residents and visitors. Note that some trees might be impacted by the works, however, should this occur, they will be replaced with new plantings.


OVERVIEW OF SITES - see document library for detailed information

Site ID

Location

Description of treatment

1
Clark Road
Raised threshold - full width of southbound lanes only
2
Broughton Street
Raised threshold - full road width
3
Broughton Street
Raised threshold - full road width
4
Broughton Street
Raised threshold - full road width
5
Hipwood Street
Flush threshold treatment
6
Willoughby Street
Continuous footpath treatment
7
McDougall Street
Flush threshold treatment
8
Burton Street
Raised pedestrian crossing
9
Bligh Street
Continuous footpath treatment
10
Pitt Street
Continuous footpath treatment
11
Paul Street
Continuous footpath treatment
12
Alfred Street South
Raised threshold - full road width
13
Cliff Street
Continuous footpath treatment
14
Alfred Street South
Raised threshold - full road width
15
Alfred Street South
Raised threshold - full road width
16
Alfred Street South
Flush threshold treatment
17
Lavender Street
Flush threshold treatment
18
Alfred Street South
Raised pedestrian crossing
19
Glen Street
Continuous footpath treatment


Benefits of 40km/h speed limits

  • Travelling at lower speeds improves driver’s ability to stop at a safer distance to avoid crashes, otherwise reduce the severity of a crash.
  • Statistics show that there was a 33% reduction in crashes causing serious injuries and deaths between 2005 and 2015 where 40km/h zones have been introduced. These zones include busy shopping precincts and neighbourhoods.

For further information call Diana Mejia - Council’s Project Manager on 9936 8100.

Survey - Kirribilli and Milsons Point 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area

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