Speed Bumps For Arise Boulevard in Rochedale

Principal Petitioner Liaqat Ali Nadir Shah, Rochedale
Date Closed Wed, 31 Jul 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 6 signatures

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Speeding and hooning on Arise Boulevard, Rochedale, speeding on residential street Skyview Avenue, Arise Boulevard which is in Arise Estate off Gardner Road, Rochedale. Very dangerous driving and speeding, late night hooning, raving and racing, Speeding, raving and hooning, on Skyview Ave.

We request speed bumps to be installed on in and outbound lanes of Arise Boulevard to prevent dangerous driving. We also request speed bumps on Skyview Avenue, to prevent dangerous driving, hooning and raving on residential street. We also request clear speed signage for both Arise Boulevard and Skyview Avenue.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council install speed bumps in Arise Boulevard, Rochedale.

Your request for speed bumps on Arise Boulevard and Skyview Avenue has been noted. Traffic calming involves the installation of devices such as speed platforms and chicanes to discourage use from non local traffic and to moderate vehicle speeds, providing a safer environment for all road users. There is a high demand for traffic calming across the city and Council must prioritise funding to those projects that deliver the greatest benefit in terms of safety and amenity for the wider community.

Arise Boulevard is the main access road to a large residential catchment which has steadily grown over the last ten years. Traffic calming is generally used to deter non-local traffic and is not applied to individual streets or specifically used to target speeding. Given the configuration of the local road network, it is considered that most vehicles travelling on both Arise Boulevard and Skyview Avenue are residents or their visitors heading to local destinations. In addition, it is noted that angled slow points, which are a form of traffic calming, have been constructed as part of the local connecting roads in the area, such as Skyview Avenue and Phoenix Street which join Arise Boulevard to the south.

Furthermore, the local area is undergoing significant development and the intersections of both Gardner and Miles Platting Roads and Miles Platting and Rochedale Roads are listed in Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan for future upgrades. While funding has not yet been allocated for these upgrades, they have been identified as a priority within the 2016-2021 planning horizon. It is anticipated that the upgrades of these intersections would reduce any non-local traffic which may be utilising Arise Boulevard and its connecting local roads.

Because of the existing traffic calming in the area and the future upgrades of surrounding intersections, Council does not propose to install additional traffic calming within Arise Estate.

Your request for speed limit signage on Arise Boulevard and Skyview Avenue has also been noted. The default 50 km/h speed limit applies on all roads in built-up areas in Queensland unless signed otherwise. When entering a local area such as Arise Estate from a traffic carrying road such as Gardner Road, the default 50 km/h speed limit applies without the need for signage. Therefore, all drivers are required to drive to the 50 km/h speed limit unless they see signage indicating a different speed limit is in effect. In accordance with Part 4 of the Queensland Government’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 50 km/h signage is only required where a length of the same road changes from traffic carrying to local access. For these reasons, Council has no plans to install 50 km/h speed limit signage on Arise Boulevard and Skyview Avenue.