Consultation status: closed 3 March 2017
We are seeking feedback on a proposal to improve safety for pedestrians crossing Bradbury Road in Highland Park.
We propose to:
- Install a new pedestrian refuge island on Bradbury Road.
- Install new road signage.
- Install pram crossings with directional tactile pavers.
Why the changes are needed
As there is a lack of suitable crossing points on Bradbury Road, this proposal will make it safer for pedestrians crossing the road. The pedestrian refuge island and signs will give drivers enough warning about the upcoming intersection and make the road easier to cross.
We will also upgrade any sub-standard street lighting as required.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Suggestion that the pedestrian crossing should be located on the other side of Highland Park Drive. As part of our investigation, a pedestrian movement survey was undertaken that covered both adjacent intersections (Lexington and Highland Park). The result identified the ideal location for a crossing facility. The proposal has also given considerations to other factors such as vehicle tracking, sight distance, parking, drainage and lighting.
- Concern that due to the sun, there will be reduced visibility for vehicles exiting Lexington on to Bradbury Rd, and that due to this the pedestrian crossing should be relocated. The island edges will be painted in white and a pair of “keep left” signs will be installed on both islands to guide the traffic and further enhance presence of the island.
- Request for speed calming measures to be placed along Bradbury Road. Bradbury Road is classified as a collector road, its main function is to provide a connection between local roads and arterial road network. Based on the speed data collected in October 2016 for this road, speed calming devices are not warranted. It is worth noting that the proposed central refuge island is expected to provide speed calming effect by reducing the road width.
- Recommendation that the pedestrian crossing should be signalised or enlarged to increase safety for pedestrians. In order to determine the appropriate facility and location for this site, a pedestrian movement survey and vehicle tracking checks were undertaken. The survey suggested that a signalised crossing was not warranted and a pedestrian refuge island at the identified pedestrian crossing desire line would be considered appropriate.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.