Clear Turning Point - Safe Entry to Belgrave Street
|Principal Petitioner||Lisa Stone, Petrie Terrace|
|Date Closed||Sat, 30 Jun 2018 This epetition has ended|
|No. of signatures||5 signatures (View signatures)|
Unsafe & invokes repeated abuse: the legal turning right entry via broken line at the current turning point of Belgrave Street and Musgrave Road in order to access housing. Currently, despite small signage at Belgrave Street sign point, legal broken line, slow stopping speed & indication of turning there is confusion, road rage & abuse from other drivers daily when attempting to turn at this point facing the city direction. This is the only possible entry to access housing in this area and it should be allowed to continue to have two directions to access Belgrave Street (either way coming along Musgrave Road). It is not recommended to cease both directions of turning from Musgrave Road, as that would hugely impact the unnecessary amount of traffic using Hale Street, Caxton Street and Petrie Terrace, just to run a block and access from the other direction.
Alter the road markings, to clearly indicate that it is a legal turning right point or add a slip/merge point.
Thank you for your petition requesting a safe entry into Belgrave Street, Petrie Terrace.
The existing line marking legally permits the completion of right turns into Belgrave Street from Musgrave Road.
The installation of a right turn pocket into Belgrave Street would substantially affect the capacity of the signalised intersection of Musgrave Road and Countess Street, and lead to increased congestion in the area. Noting this, and given the low volume of traffic turning right into Belgrave Street, the provision of a dedicated right turn lane into Belgrave Street is not recommended or supported.
In response to your petition, consideration was given to whether a U-turn could be permitted at the downstream signalised intersection of Musgrave Road and Countess Street. However, this would have significant impacts to road network operations for the benefit of only a small number of vehicles completing the U-turn and, as such, is not recommended or supported.
However, Council does propose to install a break in the centre line on Musgrave Road at its intersection with Belgrave Street. This will not change the legality of the right turn, but will provide an additional visual cue to drivers that vehicles are permitted to turn right at this location.
Thank you for raising this matter.