City lists budget funds to slow traffic after survey reveals significant speeding

LOCAL government surveys reveal speeding along Walderton Avenue in Balga is a significant concern, City of Stirling manager engineering design Paul Giamov says.

Mr Giamov said the city had investigated traffic conditions on Walderton Avenue with results leading to the development of traffic calming measures on the road.

He said traffic count surveys showed that 85 per cent of cars recorded travelled at or below 64km/h and four in every five cars exceeded the 50km/h speed limit.

Survey results also showed one in every three cars travelled more than 10km/h above the speed limit.

Mr Giamov said these figures demonstrated that speeding along Walderton Avenue was a significant concern.

�The city has funds listed on the 2015-16 annual budget to implement a traffic management scheme for Walderton Avenue,� he said.

�The works will include the installation of various traffic calming treatments, such as chicanes and modified T intersections, to assist in reducing the travel speed of |vehicles along this road.�

Mr Giamov said the city had proposed future traffic calming measures for Dallington Crescent, off Walderton Avenue as well.

He said in addition to physical treatments, the city deployed a Speed Alert Mobile trailer that measured the speed of each car and immediately displayed the information to the driver. �Devices of this type have proven to be effective in slowing motorists by increasing driver awareness of their speed,� he said.

�The city also works closely with the WA Police and provides them with information obtained from traffic count surveys to assist them in targeting their patrols at specific times of the day, and days of the week, when the number and percentage of speeding vehicles along a particular road is greatest.�