Road safety and traffic calming in Kambah: e-petition

5 April 2022

Speech - tabling the e-petition in the ACTs Legislative Assembly

 

17 December 2021

You can sign the petition up until 31 March 2022 here

'To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly,

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

Speeding is an ongoing concern for the residents of Kambah. Streets that are of particular concern are Mannheim Street, Inkster Street, Marconi Crescent, Summerland Crescent, and Livingston Avenue.

Drivers from Drakeford Drive, Sulwood Drive, and Athllon Drive enter the major roads in Kambah without the recognition that they are entering a residential area from roads with speed limits up to 80km/h due to a lack for signage, or despite the signs, continue to drive in a dangerous manner.

The importance of the health, safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors around these roads is paramount. With various schools and shops in the area, the Government must ensure, for the safety of the community, that those driving in the area are doing so in accordance with speed limits and the law.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to:

  • Undertake a traffic study on Mannheim Street, Inkster, Marconi Crescent, Summerland Crescent, and Livingston Avenue to identify dangerous driving behaviours on these roads.
  • Take any necessary action, such as the installation of traffic calming measures, to address any roads identified a being an area of dangerous driving by the traffic study.
  • Investigate the lack of signage, road markings and other traffic calming measures when transitioning from high-speed zones along Drakeford Drive, Sulwood Drive, and Athllon Drive to residential low-speed zones.
  • Provide feedback to Kambah community regarding the findings of the traffic study and any actions taken to address the findings'.