The ACT Government has now completed a study of the traffic conditions on Sternberg Crescent and surrounding streets in Wanniassa. The aim of this project was to identify community concerns, develop options to improve traffic conditions and recommend a program of works.
The study involved a technical analysis of traffic speed, volume and crash data along Sternberg Crescent and its surrounding streets. Consultation with the local community was an important part of the study.
A traffic management scheme has now been finalised to improve traffic conditions in the area.
The residents of Sternberg Crescent and other road users have written to Ministers, members of the ACT Legislative Assembly and Roads ACT regarding their concerns about traffic volumes, speeding and other road safety and amenity issues on this street.
Roads ACT has developed the Traffic Warrant System (TWS) to identify the need for traffic management and road safety measures on residential streets. This system takes into consideration the total traffic volume, traffic speed, crash history and land use of each street to provide a ranking for collector roads. Sternberg Crescent in Wanniassa ranked relatively high on the 2013 TWS.
In September/October 2013 Roads ACT collected feedback about issues of concern from residents of Wanniassa and the wider community.
The feedback received included 555 survey responses and three email / phone submissions, with 299 people attending the information sessions.
Key areas of concern included:
Speeding, intersection safety and pedestrian safety were identified as requiring immediate solutions.
Comments received also indicated that there is general support for the introduction of traffic management measures on Sternberg Crescent and surrounding streets.
For more information view a Summary of the Sternberg Crescent Stage 1 consultation responses (Word 116KB) (PDF 279KB)
The technical analyses of traffic speed, volumes and crashes showed that:
*The speeds at which 85% of the surveyed traffic is travelling at or below.
Potential traffic management treatments were developed to address the feedback received from the community as well as the results of the technical analyses of traffic data.
The objectives of the proposed scheme were to:
The technical principles behind this scheme were:
The Wanniassa concept plan (PDF 5.7MB) shows the proposed scheme*.
*This concept plan shows a map of the proposed treatments. If you are unable to access the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 to request an alternate version.
For more information on the proposed treatments view a summary of the proposed treatments.
The community was consulted again in December 2013/January 2014 to seek views on the proposed treatments for improvement.
Over 310 people participated in this consultation process. The feedback received included 276 survey responses, 13 email submissions and 31 people also attended the public display/information sessions.
This feedback included:
For more information view a Summary of the Sternberg Crescent Stage 2 consultation responses (Word 136KB) PDF (316KB)
In view of the results of the technical analysis and the feedback received from the community, and considering the technical effectiveness of the proposed treatments, the final scheme has been modified. It now incorporates some alternative treatments suggested and supported by the community.
It is important to note that the final scheme is an overall 'master plan' for the area and that not all proposed devices will be installed at once. The master plan will guide the implementation of the scheme over a number of years. The works will be undertaken as funding becomes available.
The locations of proposed treatments shown on the map are indicative only, and the exact locations, as well as the detailed design of treatments, will be determined before the implementation stage.
The Wanniassa master plan (PDF 1.5MB) shows the final scheme*.
*This plan shows a map of the final scheme for improvements. If you are unable to access the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 to request an alternate version.
Priorities have been assigned to the proposed treatments based on the results of the technical analysis and the feedback from the community.
An evaluation of the effectiveness of Priority 1 treatments will take place six months after their implementation. The evaluation will include a technical analysis of the scheme's impacts and the residents' views of the extent to which the stated objectives were achieved. Further implementation of Priority 2 and 3 treatments will depend on the results of this evaluation.
For more information view the Wanniassa Priority 1 treatments (PDF 1.5MB)*.
*This plan shows a map of the Priority 1 treatments. If you are unable to access the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 to request an alternate version.
The Priority 1 treatments are summarised below.
For more information on the final scheme and priorities for implementation view the Executive Summary of the Sternberg Crescent report (Word 362KB) PDF (311KB)