This consultation is closed - thanks to everyone who provided feedback at both stages of the engagement.

We'll analyse your feedback and make improvements to the suggested road treatments before presenting the final version to Council to be considered for adoption.

You can find out more about the background of this project in the ‘Stage 1’ section below.

What you told us in 2023:

In July and August 2023, we asked for your feedback to help us understand what types of road safety issues might need to be addressed within the Alphington Study area (outlined in the map below).

We received 107 contributions to the map board and 126 survey contributions. Around 71% of respondents were local to the area. We've also heard from those that were not local to the area but work or visit the area (25%) or who travel through the area as part of a longer journey (4%).

We frequently heard the area described as a landlocked peninsula given there are no through vehicle connections to neighbouring areas. The data we collected supports this view, with the low traffic volumes reflecting the predominantly residential area, with higher numbers of people driving, walking, and cycling on local streets around school pick up and drop off and sporting events.

You also told us:

We’ve used this feedback alongside an evidence-based road safety review to help us identify locations where there are higher risks of conflicts between different types of road users.

Your feedback has enabled us to develop some suggested changes to the street network aimed at addressing the road safety concerns you have raised.

Please note that these treatments are suggestions only at this stage. The purpose of this stage of the consultation is to understand the level of support and any feedback on each suggested treatment. This will inform how or whether we should proceed with the suggested treatments below.

We appreciate that some of the ideas we are presenting could change how you travel around the area and may result in slightly longer journey times when you drive. We believe that these suggested ideas could provide relative benefits to pedestrian and cycling safety particularly around the school, however no decision has been made at this stage.

Your feedback has also helped us to identify a location for a pilot trial for the New Deal for Schools project with Alphington Primary School, which will be undertaken in parallel to this study.

We have also identified a couple of locations where it makes sense to proceed with testing some improvements which we will monitor going forward. These have been presented separately and we will provide an update to the community on when they will be delivered.

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Stage 1

A bit about the project

We're conducting a Road Safety Study in Alphington to help address possible road safety issues in the area.

To help us better understand where and what types of road safety issues might need to be addressed, we asked the community to provide their lived experience of using these specific roads.

Road Safety Studies (RSS) are site, corridor or precinct studies that seek to improve safety for all road users, with a focus on the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists.

RSS investigate road safety issues through evidence-based assessment as well as the views of the community which they use as a key method of obtaining information. It should be noted that different sections of the community may agree on the issues, but sometimes have different views on ways of resolving them.

It will look at locations identified as having safety issues based on feedback from road users, traffic data and road safety assessments. It will also look at potential barriers to accessibility and movement to ensure safer connections at popular local destinations.

Most importantly, we want to know the community's day-to-day experience of using these roads as they walk, cycle or drive through the Alphington study area. This will help us understand where traffic treatments or adjustments will make the streets safer for all users and how they should be prioritised.

This area of Alphington is mostly residential, however it also includes major ‘people attracting land uses’ such as schools, sports clubs, parklands, and a golf club. This means that the streets are well used by a variety of different road users.

Subsequently, we regularly receive feedback from different sections of the community reporting on conflicts between these different road users and narrowly avoided collisions in this area.

Additionally, in recent years local schools have expanded, resulting in an increased demand for walking, cycling and driving on these roads.

All of these factors have led to the decision to undertake a review of actual and perceived road safety issues within this area of Alphington.

Have your say

Before we can begin considering the traffic treatment options, we needed to understand how you use the roads in the study area and your views on the safety issues. You did this by filling in our quick survey and then sharing your feedback on our interactive map.