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Council to investigate city centre traffic flow

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 22 April 2021

Council is investigating pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow in Warrambool’s city centre.

“Over the coming weeks we will ask Warrnambool residents and visitors to the city about their experiences driving and walking in the city centre,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Vicki Jellie said.

“In particular we’re interested to see how the pedestrian priority roundabouts are performing.

“We want to know how people feel about traffic in the city centre and we’ll also look at traffic engineering data including average vehicle speeds, traffic numbers, accident data and so on.

“We want to ensure that the traffic management we have in place is suitable, safe and will serve us well in years to come.”

Several years ago extensive community consultation was undertaken before the city centre renewal which helped inform the streetscape design guidelines.

A key theme of the guidelines was for the provision of “universal design principles that allow equitable use and access for all members of the community.”

“There is plenty of online discussion and opinion about city centre traffic,” Cr Jellie said.

“We need to understand whether the views that we see online are widely held and also how perception measures up against reality.

“Putting pedestrians first at a number of key CBD roundabouts was a significant step for Warrnambool to take.

“There was a commitment made to review their effectiveness after two years of operation so this work will go towards delivering on that commitment.”

To have your say on CBD traffic and the roundabouts go to www.yoursaywarrnambool.com.au

The results of the investigation will be relayed to the community.

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