The ACT has a well established system – called the Traffic Warrants System (TWS) – to identify the need for, and priority of, traffic management measures in residential areas.
The TWS looks at a range of factors such as traffic volume and speed data, crash history and percentage of heavy vehicles, as well as surrounding land use such as the presence of shops or schools. It then allocates point scores against each of these factors to determine an overall ranking.
When a street is identified for investigation through the TWS, Roads ACT will undertake a traffic study which will also involve the assessment of all surrounding streets in the suburb. Consultation with the community is a large part of these studies, and residents will be asked to express their traffic concerns in the study area as well as provide feedback on the proposed traffic calming measures. A traffic management scheme is then finalised based on the technical analysis of traffic data as well as feedback from the community, and its top priorities are implemented as funding becomes available.
The TWS is updated every three to four years. The table below outlines the top 20 residential streets in the 2016 TWS:
|Ranking||Road||Suburb||Previous Treatments, Current Investigations and Proposed Works|
|1||Maribyrnong Avenue (Baldwin Drive to Baldwin Drive)||Kaleen|
|2||Denison Street (Kent Street to Carruthers Street)||Deakin|| Implemented measures: |
|3||Carruthers Street (east) (McCulloch Street to Kent Street)||Deakin/Curtin|| Implemented measures: |
|4||Theodore Street ( Carruthers Street north to Melrose Drive)||Curtin|| Implemented measures: |
|5||Torrens Street (Ijong Street to Cooyong Street)||Braddon|| Implemented measures: |
|6||Hambidge Crescent (Isabella Drive to Goldstein Crescent)||Chisholm|
|7||Brigalow Street (Mouat Street to Boronia Drive)||Lyneham/O’Connor|| Implemented measures: |
|8||Heagney Crescent (Hambidge Crescent to Clift Crescent||Chisholm|
|9||Were Street (Johnson Drive to Tharwa Drive)||Calwell|
|10||Castleton Crescent (Bugden Avenue to Bugden Avenue)||Gowrie|
|11||Tillyard Drive (south) (Ginninderra Drive to Kerrigan Street)||Charnwood|| Implemented measures: |
|12||Box Hill Avenue (Tharwa Drive to Tharwa Drive)||Conder|| Implemented measures: |
|13||Boddington Crescent (Bateman Street to O’Halloran Circuit)||Kambah|| Implemented measures: |
|14||Captain Cook Crescent (Canberra Avenue to Jerrabomberra Avenue)||Griffith|| Implemented measures: |
|15||Wattle Street (south) Macarthur Avenue to Brigalow Street)||Lyneham|| Implemented measures: |
|16||Kosciuszko Avenue (Gungahlin Drive to Gungahlin Drive)||Palmerston|| Implemented measures: |
|17||Copland Drive (Moynihan Street to Owen Dixon Drive)||Evatt|
|18||Ashley Drive (Erindale Drive to Sternberg Crescent)||Wanniassa|
|19||Gilmore Crescent (Kitchener Street to Kitchener Street)||Garran|
|20||Tillyard Drive (north) (Kerrigan Street to Kuringa Drive)||Fraser|| Implemented measures: |
To check the ranking of your street in the 2016 TWS, please use the TWS search function.
For more information about the TWS, please view frequently asked questions.