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Roads—Kambah speed limits—petition 50-21

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 24 June 2022, in response to a petition lodged by Dr Paterson on 5 April 2022, concerning traffic-calming measures in Kambah.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter regarding petition 50-21, lodged by Dr Marisa Paterson MLA regarding speeding in Kambah.

The ACT Government is committed to improving road safety. Our vision is to see no deaths or serious injuries on our road transport network, as identified through the ACT Road Safety Strategy 2020-25.

I am pleased to advise that Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) completed a traffic study on Mannheim Street, Inkster Street, Marconi Crescent, Summerland Circuit and Livingston Avenue during the 2020-21 financial year.

In reference to transitioning from roads such as Drakeford Drive, Sulwood Drive, and Athllon Drive to residential lower-speed zones, the completed traffic study considers and recommends a variety of traffic calming measures to improve road safety on these lower speed roads. This includes consideration of treatments such as speed limit reduction and associated signage, road markings to narrow lane width and treatments to support safe pedestrian crossing points.

As part of the 2021-22 ACT Budget funding has been committed to upgrade the Sulwood Drive / Mannheim Street intersection and construct an off-road cycle path along Sulwood Drive between Drakeford Drive and Athllon Drive. This project is in the design planning phase and has been funded for construction. TCCS is currently designing the following measures:

traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities at the intersection of Sulwood Drive and Mannheim Street;

raised pedestrian crossing on Livingston Avenue approximately 40m south of Sulwood Drive; and

raised pedestrian crossing on Inkster Crescent approximately 40m South of Sulwood Drive.

These measures will assist in providing a visual demarcation between the higher speed environment of Sulwood Drive and the connecting residential streets.

TCCS will consider the further recommendations of this traffic study in developing future programs of work for budget consideration. I have also asked TCCS to review the adequacy and appropriateness of speed limit signage in the residential areas highlighted by this petition, with a view to installing further signage if this is needed to clarify the transition from major thoroughfares to residential streets.

I trust this information is of assistance.

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