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Pedestrian Safety in Queenscliff

Council has received grant funding to conduct a report into pedestrian safety in the Borough, while introducing new traffic calming measures in Gellibrand Street.

 

Last updated: December 2020
Current status: Grant funding confirmed


 

What measures are being taken to improve pedestrian safety in the Borough?

Back in January 2020, Council conducted public consultation regarding the use of Gellibrand Street by vehicles and pedestrians after studies showed that the speed limit was being exceeded by almost 10 km/h on average on that stretch of road. We proposed the introduction of a pedestrian crossing and other related traffic calming measures.

Ninety-six people shared their ideas for how we could make this area even safer:

  • We heard that you agreed with us that speeding traffic and a lack of safe pedestrian infrastructure is a problem on Gellibrand Street.
  • We heard that you preferred a wombat or zebra crossing for a pedestrian crossing design. We also heard that you wanted to see the crossing coupled with reductions in the speed limit, increases in signage and added line marking.
  • We heard that you wanted a crossing to be the first step of a broader approach to addressing pedestrian safety in the area. Many of you suggested Council should look into a pedestrian and traffic plan for Gellibrand Street, as well as its surrounding streets.

In the proceeding months, Council's engineering team worked on securing grant funding for these initiatives. Funding for both a wombat crossing on Gellibrand Street and a broader investigation into pedestrian safety in the Borough is now forthcoming thanks to the Transport Accident Commission's Local Government Grants Program

Works will begin in early 2021, and we'll update this page closer to that time when we have a confirmed start date.

  

How can I learn more about the project?

If you have any further questions about the specifics of the project, please contact Council on (03) 5258 1377 or by email at info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au and we will endeavour to answer your question.