Here is the response that residents received from Council regarding concerns bout traffic conditions in these streets:
Re: Traffic in local streets
INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DIVISION
9 October 2014
I refer to your recent petition to Council regarding traffic on local streets between Pacific Highway and Fullers Road.
Traffic speed and volume counts were recently undertaken in Dulwich Road, Peckham Road, Anglo Street and Tessa Street. The counts showed that in Dulwich Road the 85th percentile speed, (the speed at which 85% of vehicles travel at or below) was 53km/h, which is slightly above the speed limit for the street. This is considered acceptable for local roads, and it should be noted that the count was taken near the bottom of a dip in the street, where cars would be more likely to drive at higher speeds. The 85th percentile speed for the other roads was found to be below the 50km/h speed limit, indicating that speeding is not a problem in these streets.
The traffic counts did show a noticeable increase in traffic travelling towards Fullers Road between 7am and 9am. However this still numbered less than 100 vehicles per hour, which is considered to be a fairly low figure, and well within the environmental capacity of these streets.
Given the results of the traffic counts, the introduction of traffic calming measures in these streets could not be justified. Due to space constraints, it would be unlikely that a 2nd right turn lane from Pacific Highway into Fullers Road could be constructed. It should also be noted that the Pacific Highway lies under the care and control of the RMS, and accordingly it would be the RMS who would decide whether such a project would proceed.
Should you have any comments or questions relating to the matter please contact Council’s Group Leader Traffic & Transport, James Brocklebank on 9777 7750.
Paul Collings A/Director Infrastructure Services
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