An evaluation of Stage 1 traffic treatments completed in October 2013 revealed significant improvements to traffic conditions in the area. In line with best practice, the Council resolution requires a post construction evaluation of these Stage 1 works.
Traffic data collected since the works show that a number of roads in the precinct recorded positive outcomes with reduced traffic volumes and vehicle speeds. All roads except one recorded an 85 percentile speed under the acceptable 44km/hr.
Traffic volumes on the local road network in the precinct have generally reduced or remained constant with the majority of roads now carrying below the acceptable peak hour traffic volume of 14%. Heavy vehicle traffic volumes in the area were also generally below the acceptable level of 5%.
Crash data in the area (collected from 1 July to 31 December 2013) revealed there has only been one ‘other injury’ crash between a cyclist and a pedestrian on the local road network since the works have been completed. In the five year period (from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2011) there were 5 ‘other injury’ and three ‘serious injury’ crashes recorded in the precinct.
The complete stage 1 review can be found in the following document.
Review of Stage 1 LAPM 20 (Balmain Precinct) (DOC 34.3 KB)
It is considered that the success of the LAPM study will be further enhanced through the completion of the Stage 2 works, which is expected to be completed in 2014/2015.