Proposal status: closed 29 April 2019
Reference number: MIP1819-050
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to improve road safety on Vanguard Road in Kelston by introducing new traffic calming and pedestrian improvements. This would involve construction of a raised table zebra crossing near Kelston Intermediate School and a speed table at the mouth of Vanguard Road off St Leonards Road.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to slow vehicles down, raise driver awareness, and improve pedestrian safety and connectivity where school children frequently cross.
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.
This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the new pedestrian facilities in this street.
- Concerns the proposal won’t help with the heavy traffic in this street. Suggestion that there are too many schools, new residential developments and other events. The proposed changes are required as part of safety improvements especially as there are several schools in the vicinity.
- Request to include indented parking for further safety. Providing indented parking on Vanguard Road is not currently feasible.
- Request for the raised table along St Leonards Road to also be a zebra crossing to further emphasise safety and priority of pedestrians over vehicles. There is not a large demand for pedestrians crossing at the St Leonards Road and Vanguard Road intersection hence a zebra crossing was not installed. The main purpose of this raised table is to slow down vehicles entering Vanguard Road as there has been previous crashes at the intersection related to this.
We are still confirming a construction timeframe and will aim to provide an estimated date of construction by the end of June 2019.
Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.