Speed Hump Centennial

speedhumpRecently Council installed a new speed hump in Centennial Avenue between the two existing humps that are also pedestrian crossings. The existing humps are 25kph. The new hump is a 15kph which is quite steep. There has been a number of complaints regarding the new hump. We have asked Council to justify their actions in regard to this matter.

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5 thoughts on “Speed Hump Centennial

  1. I read your notes with interest. I however wondered if there had been any discussion/notification etc about the “super” speed hump that arrived in Centennial Ave, between primary and high schools, at the same time as the Fullers Road changes. I haven’t contacted council or anything – just wondering if there had been any discussion as it is huge.

    As a user I can tell you it started with a 25 kph limit sign and was 20 within a day – and you do have to do 20. Which is not a bad thing, just a surprise. There are lots of scrapes on the road on either side.

  2. As a local resident of Eddy Road we are very disappointed with the new Speed Hump!
    There appears to me to be adequate controls in place to minimise the risk around school hours however who decided that local residents needed further inconvenience at weekends (outside school hours)
    Separately I would expect that all speed humps follow a particular standard. This is too steep and not required.
    Thank you CWWPA for taking the issue to the council.

  3. Kay writes:As a local resident of Eddy Road we are very disappointed with the new Speed Hump!
    There appears to me to be adequate controls in place to minimise the risk around school hours however who decided that local residents needed further inconvenience at weekends (outside school hours)
    Separately I would expect that all speed humps follow a particular standard. This is too steep and not required.
    Thank you CWWPA for taking the issue to the council.

  4. On 31 December 2013, I asked nine questions of Council covering both the Centennial Speed Hump and the Lights at Beaconsfield Road. My concerns could be summarised as:

    · The new Centennial Speed Hump is both unnecessary and dangerous.

    · Leaving any Beaconsfield Road address to say the Pacific Highway or Mowbray Road requires crossing over many humps and negotiating many roundabouts and Chatswood must be the hump capital of the world. This represents a very low standard of service.

    · The Beaconsfield Road lights are really “Lane Cove” lights designed to make life easier for Lane Cove residents.

    The Council’s Group Leader, Traffic and Transport provided a detailed reply dated 14 January 2014 which Councillors may have already seen.

    I would be pleased if the three West Ward Councillors could maintain a close watching brief on both issues as the Council’s reply begs a number of important questions including:

    1. The weekday 85 percentile speed between the then two existing humps was measured as 52kph which means that 85% of weekday drivers, day and night, were less than this figure. In the absence of advice on the speed distribution throughout the day, many would think this was not an unreasonable average weekday speed. I understand there has never been any attempt to police so –called speeding traffic in Centennial Avenue.

    2. As a further concern, the 15kph warning sign for the Hump is often partially obscured by parked vehicles.

    3. Movement between the two Chatswood Primary School campuses utilises (quite correctly) Oliver and Whitton Roads, not Centennial Avenue.

    4. Mothers in large vehicles collecting children at the end of the school day still pose a far greater safety threat. These often haphazard movements appear never to be policed (certainly not by the Traffic Warden). The new speed hump only adds a further complication to this issue.

    5. Introducing Sydney’s lowest speed hump (15 kph) on a busy car and bus route would appear to be overkill. It remains dangerous as the gouges in the adjacent pavement readily testify.

    6. Why can’t Beaconsfield Road residents have a free left hand turn to eastbound Mowbray Road as well as a controlled right hand turn to westbound Mowbray?

    7. Waiting for any RMS review or for the Council’s assessment of traffic increases in re-developed Mowbray Road will mean nothing will change for 10 years.

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