Traffic volume study Jessop Street/Tenth Avenue Windsor

Principal Petitioner Daniel Moutin, Windsor
Date Closed Fri, 12 Jul 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 22 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Brisbane City Council the high volume of non-local through traffic that uses Jessop Street, Main Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Tenth Avenue, Windsor. Most of this traffic is through traffic that use these streets as a means to access Lutwyche/Bowen Bridge Roads in the southbound direction. Previously it was possible to turn right from Constitution Road onto Lutwyche Road, however BCC altered this intersection to prevent this manoeuvre. This change has had the unintended consequence of forcing traffic onto suburban streets. The specific issues include: • High Traffic Volumes = Less Safe for Residents • Downhill slope in the southern direction encourages speeding • Noise associated with the traffic • Reduces the amenity of the area.

The affected residents request that Brisbane City Council undertake a traffic volume study to quantify the issue and then in consultation with the residents determine suitable means to restrict non-local/through traffic from using these roads.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council undertake a traffic volume study in Jessop Street, and Main, Fifth and Tenth Avenues, Windsor, and in consultation with local residents, determine a suitable means to restrict non-local traffic from using these roads.

Your feedback about the right-turn ban from Constitution Road onto Lutwyche Road has been noted. The intersection of Lutwyche Road and Constitution Road was upgraded as part of the Australian Government’s 2013 14 Black Spot Program to improve safety for all road users. The project provided traffic signals to enable safer access into Constitution Road and was completed in July 2014.

Prior to the upgrade, the right-turn movement out of Constitution Road onto Lutwyche Road was already banned during peak times as it was unsafe to cross through high volumes of opposing traffic travelling in multiple lanes. This part time ban was installed in late 2009.

Traffic analysis indicated it was not feasible to incorporate the right turn out of Constitution Road into the new traffic signal arrangement. Stopping traffic on Lutwyche Road for the time needed for this movement would create significant congestion and other safety issues on Lutwyche Road and throughout the local area.

As part of the project, Council also reviewed traffic counts from April 2011 of the existing off-peak right-turn movement out of Constitution Road. The results showed that 195 vehicles made the right turn and could reasonably be accommodated through the allowance of U-turns at the intersection of Lutwyche Road and Albion Road, to provide a safer alternative for motorists travelling south towards the city.

Your request to restrict non-local traffic from these local roads has been noted.

In response to this petition, Council has carefully reviewed the local road network based on the traffic concerns raised. In order to capture all the traffic that enters the local traffic area and to establish their possible route, Council carried out traffic surveys in Fifth Avenue, along the Jessop Street and Tenth Avenue corridor and also on Hooker Street which provides access off Constitution Road in a similar manner to Jessop Street. The traffic surveys on Jessop Street and Tenth Avenue reported an average daily volume of 1,639 and 1,785 vehicles respectively. In addition, the traffic surveys on Hooker Street and Fifth avenue reported an average daily volume of 1,544 and 842 vehicles respectively.

Council has noted an increase in non-local traffic through the area and is currently working with the local councillor, Councillor Andrew Wines and is undertaking an area wide traffic study, which includes Jessop Street, Main Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Tenth Avenue. The traffic study will inform the feasibility of any potential traffic calming measures. Further consultation with local residents on proposed treatments will be undertaken once this investigation is completed by the end of June 2020.