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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 769 ..


and Walhallow Street indicate motorists are travelling at average speeds of about 52 kilometres per hour and 48 kilometres per hour respectively’, what were the fastest speeds recorded by these recent traffic surveys.

(2) Can the Minister attach these traffic surveys to the response to this question.

(3) How many speed humps have been installed in the Belconnen district over the past 12 months and in which streets/locations.

(4) Why have speed humps recently been installed in other streets in Belconnen suburbs, such as Companion Crescent, Flynn, given that the response from Transport Canberra and City Services stated that ‘Traffic calming measures such as speed humps are not necessarily effective at deterring or managing [dangerous driving]’.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The following results represent the highest recorded speeds.

Delamere Street

Towards Walhallow Street (Eastbound)

Towards Alexandria Street (Westbound)

Max Speed (Whole Survey Duration)

89.8 km/h – 2/9/20

90.8 km/h – 30/8/20

Walhallow Street

Towards Beetaloo Street (Eastbound)

Towards Jinka Street (Westbound)

Max Speed (Whole Survey Duration)

99.6 km/h – 27/8/20

81.6 km/h – 27/8/20

(2) Individual traffic reports can be found at Attachments A and B.

(3) Approximately 20 speed humps have been installed in the Belconnen district over the past 12 months. Locations include:

Shakespeare Crescent, Fraser

Krefft Street, Florey

Companion Crescent, Flynn

Ratcliffe Crescent, Florey

Covington Crescent, Charnwood

Ashburton Circuit, Kaleen

Townson Street, Charnwood

Osburn Drive, MacGregor

Magrath Crescent, Spence

Cooinda Street, Bruce

Moroney Street, Spence/Fraser

Emu Bank, Belconnen

Bingle Street, Flynn

Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda

(4) The recently installed speed humps are primarily to reduce inappropriate travelling speeds within school zones, in the 40km/h high pedestrian activity area, and on residential streets. As previously advised, traffic calming measures such as speed humps are not effective at deterring or managing dangerous and anti-social driving behaviours such as hooning, racing or performing burnouts and donuts. Such behaviours are an enforcement issue for ACT Policing.

(Copies of the attachments are available at the Chamber Support Office).



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