Proposal status: closed 12 October 2018
Reference number: RTV-183
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install a pedestrian crossing facility outside of the New World on Fleet Street, in Devonport.
Why the changes are needed
Our investigation suggest that a high number of pedestrians frequently use this area despite the lack of a designated crossing point. The changes aim to better connect existing walking facilities along Fleet Street to the shopping centre, improving safety and access for locals.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- Request to raise the existing zebra crossing and remove parking within several meters of the crossing to ensure visibility. Due to the low speed environment at this location, we do not believe that a raised crossing is required. We do note that the existing zebra crossing requires maintenance, which will be completed in conjunction with the proposed changes.
- Request to install broken yellow lines from the bend where Fleet Street and Bartley Terrace meet through to 4 Fleet Street. There are a number of broken yellow lines already in place at this location. We recognise that on-street parking is a valuable community resource and remove it only where it poses safety and/or visibility concerns. In this case, we do not believe that extension of broken yellow lines would have significant impact on visibility.
- Request to install physical speed calming measures along Fleet Street and Bartley Terrace. Signage within the shopping zone alerts drivers to slow down and take care while driving. Given that the area is a low speed environment, we do not believe that physical speed calming measures are required.
- Request to establish the car park area outside New World as a 10 or 20 km/h zone. We note that signage in the area alerts drivers to the fact that the speed within the shopping centre is 10 km/h, encouraging drivers to slow on their approach.
- Request to reduce the speed limit in Devonport Village to 30 km/h. We are currently investigating reducing the speed limit in Devonport Village as part of a town centre study.
This work will happen before August 2019, 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.