Our traffic management services address problems relating to parking, the environment, damage to structures and the movement of traffic. We also aim to promote cycling, walking and the use of public transport to bring community health benefits.
Traffic improvement works (treatments)
For any planned traffic management works, Council assesses the purpose, advantages and disadvantages, locations and indicative cost.
Traffic management treatments are categorised according to:
- vertical deflection devices (i.e. speed Humps or speed cushions)
- horizontal deflection devices(i.e. road narrowing (one lane)
- diversion devices and signage
- line marking
- other treatments
Different treatment options may be required depending on:
- excessive speeds and volumes
- through traffic
- vehicle/vehicle or pedestrian/vehicle conflict
Traffic volumes will normally only be reduced if a closure or turn ban is implemented to force traffic along another route. Any reduction in traffic in one street could potentially increase traffic on another. As a result, closures or turn bans should only be considered in exceptional circumstances. It is often a better option to manage traffic in its current volumes.