The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is working on an initiative aiming to assist communities to take action in achieving people friendly streets and safer roads.
Your responses to these questions will help shape our project.
1. What words or phrases would you use to describe the street that you live in?
A bikedirect route but a rat-run. Several council studies from 1974 to 2000 all stated that excess traffic volumes, speeds and collisions. Why isn't this addressed? At one stage council labelled outside my house a 'minor black spot', with 9 reported collisions in 3 years. My property has been damaged 7 times by hit-run drivers who selfishly left me to pay for their negligence. Native birds once masked the traffic noise with cheerful sounds, but gone since the the council removed the native trees. Further spoilt by deciduous exotic trees that are barren in winter and at other times attract feral pigeons, which stain the footpaths with their droppings. A residential street that is too narrow by AMCORD standards for category of collector road. Although the local council pretends and knowingly diverts arterial traffic down this residential street by 'traffic calming' parallel arterial roads. I will not thank Transport for twice approving changes to these arterial roads that restricted traffic.
2. When you think about your ideal street, how closely does yours match up?
Not like = does not come close to fitting my ideal
3. What words or phrases would you be using to describe your street if it matched your ideal?
Pedestrian friendly. Cyclist friendly. Many native trees with beautiful blossoms that attract cheerful sounding native birds. A peaceful street with traffic volumes and speeds that do not exceed guidelines. A pleasant street for a ride or stroll.
I was going to respond, but though it wouldn't be fair as I live near the top of Belair Road, they are hardly going to do anything up there, already have a bike track near by and can't redesign any of the road
But the speed limit could be reduced to, say, 40. This wouldn't be so far off of the "advisory speed" posted for much of the road.