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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2546..


Roads—statistics (Question No 2275)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) In relation to vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist counts, what is the cost and staffing requirement for determining rates of usage at one section of a road, cyclepath or walkway.

(2) How many such sites were monitored for rates of usage in the past three years.

(3) Are these statistics publicly available; if so, from where.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The cost and staffing requirements depend on the locations to be surveyed. Current contract figures are as follows:

Cost Staffing for extraction of data Pedestrian count $55.38/hr One person for one day Cyclepath count $75.34/site One person for one day Road vehicle count

(without Temporary Traffic Management) $111.28/site One person for one day Road vehicle count

(with Temporary Traffic Management) $311.28/site One person for one day

(2) 928 sites

(3) These statistics are available on request from Roads ACT.

Roads—Gungahlin Drive extension (Question No 2276)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What evidence does the Government have on the effectiveness of fencing and animal underpasses along the Gungahlin Drive Extension, designed to prevent collisions between cars and kangaroos or accidents when drivers swerve or stop suddenly to avoid a collision.

(2) What were the estimated additional road construction costs for each of these measures.

(3) Has the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate identified any locations along ACT roads where additional underpasses, overpasses or fencing should be considered, or where there are definite plans for such measures in order to prevent accidents involving wildlife; if so, what are the priority locations.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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