Traffic & Transport Policy

About the project

Ku-ring-gai Council’s Traffic and Transport Policy has been updated and is being publicly exhibited from Monday 16 December to Monday 3 February 2020. The Ku-ring-gai community is invited to review and comment on the Policy that provides a strategic framework for dealing with traffic and transport issues on local roads.

Background

The policy was reviewed earlier this year and Council resolved at its meeting of the 10 December 2019 to place the updated Traffic and Transport policy on public exhibition.

There are two separate documents on exhibition for public comment:

1) Guidelines (pdf. 465KB)

2) Policy Statement (pdf. 287KB) (broken into sections).

Proposed changes

Key proposed changes from the previous policy include:

Speed cushions to manage speed

Council may now consider the installation of speed cushions at certain locations. Speed cushions are raised sections made of recycled rubber that are wide enough to slow cars while allowing buses and emergency vehicles with wider axles to straddle them with minimal impact.

Car sharing

The Council is currently preparing a draft Car Share Policy. This policy will be publicly exhibited next year.

Loading areas at new multi-unit dwellings

The policy recommends that a loading area for delivery vehicles should be provided in the access driveway of multi-unit dwellings with 12 or more units.

New parking restrictions around driveways at new development on busier roads

The policy proposes introducing No Parking areas for 6 metres on either side of the driveway of new developments with four or more dwellings on roads that carry over 2000 vehicles each day.

Resident Parking Scheme

Additional information has been provided regarding the feasibility of implementing a resident parking scheme through a permit system. The policy indicates that Ku-ring-gai currently does not have streets that meet the RMS eligibility criteria for such schemes.

Exhibition documents

View the Guidelines here (pdf. 465KB)

View the Policy Statement here (pdf. 287KB)

Printed copies are also available at Council Chambers and any Ku-ring-gai library.

Providing feedback

Comments on the document must be provided as a written submission and should quote reference S02527 

  • Online: Use the 'Submit your comment direct to Council' button at the top right of this page (note:maximum 300 words).
  • Email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au
  • Post: The General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1056, Pymble NSW 2073
  • Submissions close 3 February 2020. All submissions are public documents and will be considered in a final report to Council.

Contact

Enquiries – Michael Foskett 9424 0000.

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