Traffic and pedestrian improvements

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Council commissioned an independent traffic engineering consultant to undertake traffic modelling to determine the future traffic volumes, movements and impact the carpark may have on the surrounding road network. The study assessed both localised and broader changes to traffic movements and volumes, including the following key locations:

  • Along Campbell Street
  • The intersection of Canterbury Road and Campbell Street
  • The intersection of Bedford Road and Campbell Street
  • The U-turn slots on Canterbury Road that will be used to access and exit Campbell Street

The Traffic Report indicates that traffic volumes for the carpark are modest and safe, and that there will be no discernible impact on the functioning of the road network, and in particular Campbell Street or Canterbury Road.

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The report notes that 90% of the traffic will likely enter and exit the site from Canterbury Road. Very little traffic will travel through the residential streets to or from the north to access the site, given that much of the residents in these areas have quicker access to the Ringwood and Ringwood East railway stations.

Some other key findings relating to the carpark include:

  • Peak morning entry time will be between 7 and 8am. There will be around 203 cars in the hour (176 from Canterbury Road which carries 3,332 vehicles in that hour).
  • Peak evening exit time will be between 5 and 6pm. There will be around 121 cars in the hour (91 to Canterbury Road which carries 3,935 vehicles in that hour).
  • Peak evening wait time from Campbell Street to Canterbury Road currently takes 11.6 seconds on average and this will increase by around 2.8 seconds to 14.4 seconds.
  • Traffic modelling indicates access from Campbell Street for traffic wanting to travel west on Canterbury Road is safely achieved as there are ongoing gaps in traffic flow for motorists to comfortably cross Canterbury Road and utilise the signalised u-turn facility.

Traffic and pedestrian improvements from the project will also be integrated into the design of the Victorian Government’s $1.5 million Heathmont railway station improvements and the $8.6 million intersection improvements at Canterbury Road and Heathmont Road.

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Council commissioned an independent traffic engineering consultant to undertake traffic modelling to determine the future traffic volumes, movements and impact the carpark may have on the surrounding road network. The study assessed both localised and broader changes to traffic movements and volumes, including the following key locations:

  • Along Campbell Street
  • The intersection of Canterbury Road and Campbell Street
  • The intersection of Bedford Road and Campbell Street
  • The U-turn slots on Canterbury Road that will be used to access and exit Campbell Street

The Traffic Report indicates that traffic volumes for the carpark are modest and safe, and that there will be no discernible impact on the functioning of the road network, and in particular Campbell Street or Canterbury Road.

View larger image

The report notes that 90% of the traffic will likely enter and exit the site from Canterbury Road. Very little traffic will travel through the residential streets to or from the north to access the site, given that much of the residents in these areas have quicker access to the Ringwood and Ringwood East railway stations.

Some other key findings relating to the carpark include:

  • Peak morning entry time will be between 7 and 8am. There will be around 203 cars in the hour (176 from Canterbury Road which carries 3,332 vehicles in that hour).
  • Peak evening exit time will be between 5 and 6pm. There will be around 121 cars in the hour (91 to Canterbury Road which carries 3,935 vehicles in that hour).
  • Peak evening wait time from Campbell Street to Canterbury Road currently takes 11.6 seconds on average and this will increase by around 2.8 seconds to 14.4 seconds.
  • Traffic modelling indicates access from Campbell Street for traffic wanting to travel west on Canterbury Road is safely achieved as there are ongoing gaps in traffic flow for motorists to comfortably cross Canterbury Road and utilise the signalised u-turn facility.

Traffic and pedestrian improvements from the project will also be integrated into the design of the Victorian Government’s $1.5 million Heathmont railway station improvements and the $8.6 million intersection improvements at Canterbury Road and Heathmont Road.

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