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Traffic calming

Traffic calming measures to control speed include speed humps, chicanes or intersection narrowing. Speed hump sign

Criteria to apply for traffic calming measures

We receive many requests from residents to install traffic calming measures.  The concerns usually have 2 main issues:

  • motorists travelling faster than the permitted speed limit
  • vehicles using their residential street as a thoroughfare.

The street is assessed street using the policy criteria which includes:

The street should -

  • be a local residential street
  • have a recorded accident history
  • have the issue happening along the length of the street, not at one particular location
  • have the support of at least 75% of affected residents

The street should not -

  • require treatment over a length greater than 1km
  • be a road with a speed limit over 50km/hr
  • be an unsealed road
  • be a major traffic route - arterial or collector road like Ormond Road etc
  • be on the bus route
  • be in the industrial subdivision area
  • be a residential road, which is excessively steep and the installation of traffic calming measures would cause difficulties for service vehicles such as refuse & recycling trucks, fire and ambulance vehicles

While the street may not meet all the criteria above, you also need the support of 75% of residents to be recommended for further investigation.

The application goes through quite a lengthy process before any calming measures may be installed.

Fill in the application form in the policy document and attach the list of the neighbour's address, contact details and signature.

Traffic Calming Measures - policy and application form [PDF, 837 KB]

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