Botany Road, Golflands - Driveway safety improvements Botany Road, Golflands - Driveway safety improvements

Proposal status: Feedback closed 17 February 2020, last updated 5 June 2020.

Reference number: RSU1920-082

We proposed changes in your area, in February 2020

To improve pedestrian safety at the signalised driveway of 199 Botany Road in Golflands, we proposed some changes to alert pedestrians to cars leaving the driveway, as well as slowing down cars crossing the footpath.

These changes included:

  • a speed bump to reduce drivers speeds when leaving the driveway. The speed bump will be inside the shared driveway, which is the safest position.
  • 2 “watch for driveway vehicles” signs to alert people crossing that vehicles may be using the driveway at any time.
  • “turning traffic give way to pedestrians”, and “traffic give way to pedestrians” signs, to ensure drivers do not enter or exit the driveway without checking for people first.
  • yellow guidance pavers and road markings to help visually impaired people, and other footpath users, cross the driveway safely.

Download the proposal drawing for Botany Road (PDF 841KB)

Proposal outcome

The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented. These additions are interim measures and we will monitor the location after construction. We will investigate new treatments, in particular focusing on improving visual aids to warn both drivers and pedestrians at this driveway.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

Community feedback

  • Respondent expressed concerns over the addition of a speed bump in the driveway.
    Due to the risk of vehicles entering the driveway from Millhouse Drive at speed, we considered the location of the proposed speed bump as the best location for maintaining a low speed environment in both directions. The speed bump aims to increase the safety of all people crossing the driveway. Some drivers may not be aware that pedestrians have right of way at this driveway, even on a green light for drivers to exit and enter. The speed bump, in conjunction with the new safety signs and road markings, will make it safer for pedestrians crossing the driveway.
  • Respondent expressed concern that the green signal light is already very short, and the speed bump will make the situation worse.
    We will monitor the phasing to see if they need to be reviewed and changed with the implementation of the speed bump.

Next steps

These works are planned to be delivered in July 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.