Hornsby Shire Council
Attachment to Report No. WK75/09 Page 0
EASTWOOD POLICE STATION – Sergeant Tara Phillips
ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY – Mrs Divna Cvetojevic
THE MAYOR AND ALL COUNCILLORS - For your information
COUNCILLOR MICHAEL HUTCHENCE – Council’s representative
EXECUTIVE MANAGER WORKS – For your information
File Ref F2004/09848 LTC No. 25/2009
Electorate Hornsby UBD Ref. 152-A9
REFERRAL OF TRAFFIC MATTER FOR COMMENT OR OBJECTION, IF ANY
details the traffic implications for the proposed extension of “No “Parking”
Attached is an extract from report WK34/09 considered by Council at the Ordinary Meeting of 8 July 2009. Council resolved to refer the matter to the Local Traffic Committee for a recommendation.
Some residents have requested that parking restrictions in
Site observations confirm that the duration of queuing falls short of the
warrant required to provide an “It is Illegal to Queue Across Intersections”
pavement marking, which cannot be installed without RTA and Police approval. As
The extent of queuing in
Given the volumes of traffic accessing
Council seeks the Committee’s advice regarding the road safety
implications of removing the six parking spaces between
On 18 June 2009 Council,
received a petition organised by the Strata Manager of The Manor, signed by
residents representing fifty households, requesting that Council provide
parking restrictions near the driveway to The Manor similar to that provided at
intersections. The petitioners appear unaware that
There are 52
residences within The Manor. Assuming each residence has 2 off street parking spaces
results in a total of 104 parking spaces. AS/NZS 2890.1 recommends that a
driveway serving 101 to 300 parking spaces accessing a non arterial road should
have a width between 6 and 9 metres without separation for driveways.
The Committee is advised that later this year Council’s Traffic and Road Safety Branch will develop a draft policy regarding parking restrictions at driveways. If adopted, this will be a new policy which will require liaison with other councils, the Police and the RTA, review of driveway related crash data across the Shire, the development of a risk assessment matrix, consideration of benefits and disbenefits including costs. The policy will provide guidelines on whether Council should provide parking restrictions at private driveways, and if so, how to rank priorities given the large number of driveways involved.
Both items to be determined following an on site meeting.
Local Traffic Committee representatives met on site at the intersection of Shepherds Lane and Shepherds Drive at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 12 August 2009. Mrs Judy Hopwood, Member for Hornsby sent apologies and was unable to attend. Snr Constable Keith Skinner from Eastwood Highway Patrol attended on behalf of Sgt Tara Philips. David Lance from the RTA attended on behalf of Mrs Divna Cvetojevic. Councillor Michael Hutchence also apologised for being unable to attend and participated in the Committee’s on site discussions via mobile phone set on loudspeaker.
The Committee spent over half an hour observing the school afternoon traffic peak flow out of Shepherds Lane and traffic flow in Shepherds Drive. All agreed at removing parking on the northern side of Shepherds Drive between Kenburn Avenue and Shepherds Lane would make leaving or entering Shepherds Lane more difficult due to the need for turning motorists to judge gaps across two lanes of traffic. Currently on street parking in Shepherds Drive limits through traffic into one lane which provides safer movement during traffic peaks. Queuing from the Kenburn Avenue roundabout was not extensive enough to effect the operation of Shepherds Lane during this visit however the Police and RTA representatives are aware that queuing occurs sporadically through peak periods.
Committee is also aware that Council is working with Cherrybrook Village
Shopping Centre Management to improve traffic flow within the shopping centre
car park to reduce the frequency of queuing in Shepherds Drive. The need for further
changes to parking and traffic management in
No vehicles were observed parked near Glamorgan Way and about 6 vehicles were observed entering and leaving the The Manor in the half hour. The Committee considers that the need to provide parking restrictions at this driveway to be a low priority compared to other driveways within the Shire. The Committee agreed that if Council was to change its procedure and provide parking restrictions at private driveways it should start by prioritising locations based on crash history, frequency of parking and traffic density.
1. The peak period parking restrictions from Kenburn Avenue to Shepherds Lane not be extended as removal of parking will make ingress and egress from Shepherds Lane more difficult during school and sports peaks.
2. Parking restrictions not be considered at Glamorgan Way until Council completes its Shire driveway review.