Thames Promenade traffic safety improvements

Council is responding to community concerns about pedestrian safety along Thames Promenade.

Between 2009 and 2015, Council undertook extensive consultation with residents about traffic safety along Thames Promenade.

In response to community concerns, Council has:

  • added a roundabout at the Thames Promenade/Fifth Avenue
  • replaced the Chelsea Heights Primary school crossing with pedestrian signal lights
  • improved line marking and cycling facilities
  • resurfaced the full length of Thames Promenade.

We are now seeking community input on several new proposed safety upgrades.

  • Project 1: Pedestrian crossing on Thames Promenade close to Bertrand Road, Chelsea
  • Project 2. Thames Promenade & Scotch Parade intersection
  • Project 3: Thames Promenade Speed limit reduction to 50kmph
  • Project 4: Zebra Crossing with flashing lights outside Chelsea Heights shops
  • Project 5: Scotch Parade at Catherine Avenue, Chelsea – Zebra Crossing


Project 1: Pedestrian crossing on Thames Promenade close to Bertrand Road, Chelsea

What is proposed: Install a zebra crossing with flashing lights close to Bertrand Road in Chelsea.
Where:

What would it look like:

(Example of a similar treatment)


Project 2. Thames Promenade & Scotch Parade intersection
What is proposed: Council is responding to community concerns about high traffic speeds on Thames Promenade and pedestrian safety at the busy Scotch Parade intersection. Following a recent traffic study of the area Council is proposing changes to help improve the safety and capacity of the Scotch Parade/ Thames Promenade intersection while still providing safe passage for buses, cyclists and pedestrians. After analysing a number of options, Council is proposed to add traffic light signals to the intersection and create a ‘raised safety platform’ to increase safety by reducing speed at the intersection.
Project diagram:

What would it look like:

(Example of a similar treatment, noting that traffic lights are also proposed)


Project 3: Thames Promenade Speed limit reduction to 50kmph

Concerns have been raised about speeding motorists on Thames Promenade. We are seeking community input on plans to reduce the speed limit on Thames Promenade to 50kmph. Any speed limit reduction would also require the support of VicRoads, which will be sought if the community supports the plan.

Project 4: Zebra Crossing with flashing lights outside Chelsea Heights shops

In response to residents’ concerns about the safety of pedestrians crossing Thames Promenade outside the shops in Chelsea Heights, Council is proposing to install zebra crossings with flashing lights to improve safety for pedestrians.

Where would it be located:

What would it look like:

(example of similar project)

Project 5: Scotch Parade at Catherine Avenue, Chelsea – Zebra Crossing

Council is responding to community concerns about pedestrian safety while crossing Scotch Parade at Catherine Avenue, close to the children’s playground in Bicentennial Park. We are seeking community input on plans to install a zebra crossing (without flashing lights) at the site to improve pedestrian safety.
Where would it be located:

What would it look like:


Council is responding to community concerns about pedestrian safety along Thames Promenade.

Between 2009 and 2015, Council undertook extensive consultation with residents about traffic safety along Thames Promenade.

In response to community concerns, Council has:

  • added a roundabout at the Thames Promenade/Fifth Avenue
  • replaced the Chelsea Heights Primary school crossing with pedestrian signal lights
  • improved line marking and cycling facilities
  • resurfaced the full length of Thames Promenade.

We are now seeking community input on several new proposed safety upgrades.

  • Project 1: Pedestrian crossing on Thames Promenade close to Bertrand Road, Chelsea
  • Project 2. Thames Promenade & Scotch Parade intersection
  • Project 3: Thames Promenade Speed limit reduction to 50kmph
  • Project 4: Zebra Crossing with flashing lights outside Chelsea Heights shops
  • Project 5: Scotch Parade at Catherine Avenue, Chelsea – Zebra Crossing


Project 1: Pedestrian crossing on Thames Promenade close to Bertrand Road, Chelsea

What is proposed: Install a zebra crossing with flashing lights close to Bertrand Road in Chelsea.
Where:

What would it look like:

(Example of a similar treatment)


Project 2. Thames Promenade & Scotch Parade intersection
What is proposed: Council is responding to community concerns about high traffic speeds on Thames Promenade and pedestrian safety at the busy Scotch Parade intersection. Following a recent traffic study of the area Council is proposing changes to help improve the safety and capacity of the Scotch Parade/ Thames Promenade intersection while still providing safe passage for buses, cyclists and pedestrians. After analysing a number of options, Council is proposed to add traffic light signals to the intersection and create a ‘raised safety platform’ to increase safety by reducing speed at the intersection.
Project diagram:

What would it look like:

(Example of a similar treatment, noting that traffic lights are also proposed)


Project 3: Thames Promenade Speed limit reduction to 50kmph

Concerns have been raised about speeding motorists on Thames Promenade. We are seeking community input on plans to reduce the speed limit on Thames Promenade to 50kmph. Any speed limit reduction would also require the support of VicRoads, which will be sought if the community supports the plan.

Project 4: Zebra Crossing with flashing lights outside Chelsea Heights shops

In response to residents’ concerns about the safety of pedestrians crossing Thames Promenade outside the shops in Chelsea Heights, Council is proposing to install zebra crossings with flashing lights to improve safety for pedestrians.

Where would it be located:

What would it look like:

(example of similar project)

Project 5: Scotch Parade at Catherine Avenue, Chelsea – Zebra Crossing

Council is responding to community concerns about pedestrian safety while crossing Scotch Parade at Catherine Avenue, close to the children’s playground in Bicentennial Park. We are seeking community input on plans to install a zebra crossing (without flashing lights) at the site to improve pedestrian safety.
Where would it be located:

What would it look like: