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Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill – Signalised pedestrian crossing Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill – Signalised pedestrian crossing

Proposal status: closed 1 February 2019

Reference number: MIP1819-052

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing a new signalised crossing on Forrest Hill Road in Forrest Hill.

Download the proposal drawing for Forrest Hill Road (PDF 837KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to improve road safety in the area. Given the high number of pedestrians crossing the road, particularly students and young children, the existing refuge island is no longer deemed sufficient to support the volume of pedestrians crossing. This proposal aims to improve pedestrian safety at this location.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported these improved pedestrian facilities, specifically given the high presence of kids and elderly at this location.
  • Enquiry regarding distance on the northern side, and whether or not it gives motorists accelerating out of the roundabout adequate time to take notice of signals. The distance between the sign and the crossing is approximately 85 metres which meets the requirements as specified in the Manual of Traffic Signs and Markings (MOTSAM). This provides adequate warning to motorists in a 50km/h zone.
  • Request to extend the no stop line marks the whole way along the top of Forrest Hill Road given it’s a 24/7 bus lane. Cars are not permitted to park in a bus lane regardless of the presence of broken yellow lines. Therefore, we will not be marking out any additional broken yellow lines.

Next steps

This work is scheduled to happen between July 2019 and June 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.