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(5) There are currently road calming measures in place, consisting of a speed hump prior to entering the shared zone from Commonwealth Park and a raised threshold entry at the intersection of the shared path and Albert Street. There are currently no plans to install additional road calming measures.
(6) There are no plans to install additional signs around the cycle path, requesting cyclists to slow down. The traffic control devices, including signage, were designed and installed in accordance with the relevant standards.
(Question No 1612)
Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Roads):
(1) Are there any points along the Ashley Drive Duplication that are only three lanes.
(2) Why was it decided to reduce Ashley drive to only three lanes at Clift Crescent.
(3) Was the community ever informed that this part of Ashley Drive would not be duplicated.
(4) Was a study conducted to investigate what bottleneck this would cause.
(5) Can the Minister provide a copy of the risk assessment report for Ashley Drive Duplication.
Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The location adjacent to Clift Crescent intersection has three through lanes and one turn lane. This configuration includes two through lanes southbound and one through lane and one turn lane northbound.
(2) The decision to merge the through lanes prior to Clift Crescent intersection is due to:
o The second lane northbound at Clift Crescent is utilised as a turn lane. This allows vehicles turning into Clift Crescent to be stored awaiting a change in traffic signals to turn into Clift Crescent. The vehicles leaving Clift Crescent also have their own lane to turn into not stopping the northbound traffic. This is a similar arrangement to the intersection of Ginninderra Drive and Coulter Drive in Belconnen where vehicles travelling east on Ginninderra Drive are not required to wait for vehicles exiting to or entering from Coulter Drive;
o The intersection arrangement allows an improved flow due to the northern through lane not being stopped to allow vehicles to enter from Clift Crescent; and
o Traffic modelling supported the proposed layout.
(3) Community consultation activities for the project to gain feedback on the preliminary design, including the design of the turning lane into Clift Crescent were attended by government representatives and the design consultant. The community consultation undertaken included the following activities: