Page 1891 - Week 05 - Thursday, 10 May 2018
(c) Improvements around Florey Primary School were implemented in early 2014 including:
- Lane narrowing on Ratcliffe Crescent at the vicinity of the school;
- Refuge island at the children crossing;
- Installation of parking restriction signage; and
- School signage improvements.
(2) Traffic surveys are programmed once every four to five years. The Government commenced the School Crossing Supervisor Program at the beginning of the 2018 school year at 20 crossings throughout Canberra. Florey Primary School is one of the schools benefiting from this program.
A crossing supervisor has been patrolling the children’s crossing on Ratcliffe Crescent for an hour each morning and afternoon to assist children to safely cross the road.
(3) There were 23 occasions where the speed camera vans monitored the 40km school zone on Ratcliffe Crescent, Florey in the past 2 year period and a total of 8,110 vehicles had their speed checked.
(a) Three of these vehicles were found to be driving within 10km/hr above the prescribed speed limit.
(b) Eight of these vehicles were found to be driving in excess of 10km/hr above the prescribed speed limit.
Please note: The counts refer to vehicles that have been issued with infringements. The counts exclude speed checks and infringements issued by ACT Policing.
(4) Speed data on Ratcliffe Crescent indicates that vehicles travel at an average speed of around 37km/h during school hours and 47.5km/h outside school hours, indicating general compliance with the 40km/h school zone and 60km/h speed limit outside school hours. As part of the School Crossing Supervisor Program, infrastructure improvements will be made around Florey Primary School in 2018. The improvements will include updated signage on Ratcliffe Crescent and a new footpath connection from the children’s crossing to the school, which will remove the need for children to walk on the footpath directly adjacent to the road.
(5) Given the results of the speed data there are currently no plans to install speed humps along Ratcliffe Crescent (refer to Question 4 response). The Government will continue to monitor and enforce the current school speed limit zone in the area.
(Question No 1077)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:
(1) Has there been, or is there currently a traffic study that includes Southern Cross Drive (between Starke Street and O’Reilly Street) in the last 5 years; (a) when was the study conducted, (b) what were the concerns and recommendations raised and (c) what was the outcome; if not, why not and will a traffic study be considered in the near future for these intersections.