Since November 2015, Council has been working with residents to investigate options for improving Tennyson Street. Council used the community’s feedback, along with a study of traffic volume and speed, to determine that a landscaped, one-way slow point is the best option for reducing traffic speed and greening the street. A temporary version of the slow point was installed on 31 October 2016 to test the effectiveness of this option and ensure there are no driveway access issues.
What’s happening now?
Council is inviting residents to provide feedback on the one-way slow point and choose an option for improving Tennyson Street. This feedback, along with information about traffic speed gathered during the trial, will be used to develop a final plan.
The options for improving Tennyson Street are:
Option 1: One-way slow point with landscaped islands (option currently being trialled)
This option narrows the road to approximately four metres requiring motorists to slow down and give way to oncoming vehicles.
Option 2: Two-way slow point with landscaped islands
This option would narrow the road to approximately six metres requiring motorists to slow down to pass oncoming vehicles. This option is a wider version of the one being trialled except that it allows two cars to pass at the same time, rather one.
Both options include landscaping and a new tree which would create a greener streetscape.
Both options will remove two parking spaces in front of 13 A Tennyson Street where the slow point would be built
Have your say
You are invited to provide feedback on the temporary slow-point and choose an option for improving Tennyson Street by completing the survey below.
Feedback closes on Friday 16 December 2016.
What happens next?The results of this survey will be included in a report that the Local Traffic Committee will consider at a meeting on 2 February 2017. The Committee’s recommendations will then be considered by Council at a meeting on 7 March 2017. The Council’s decision will be published on this project page.
The temporary one-way slow point will remain until the permanent option is finalised and installed.