New traffic and transport policy on exhibition until February

Published on 17 December 2019

A different way to slow traffic and changes to parking around new developments are some of the measures proposed by the draft policy.

The draft policy was adopted by the Council for public exhibition last week at its final meeting for 2019. It will be on public exhibition for feedback from Monday 15 December to Monday 3 February 2020.

Among the changes proposed by the draft policy are:

• Speed cushions made from recycled rubber to slow down traffic in residential streets. These allow buses and emergency vehicles with wider axles to straddle them with minimal impact.

• New parking restrictions around driveways in new developments on busy 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.

• Loading areas for delivery vehicles in driveways of multi-unit developments containing 12 or more units.

• The creation of a car sharing policy that will be publicly exhibited later in 2020.

The policy also considered the introduction of a resident parking permit scheme. However this has not been progressed due to local roads not meeting state government requirements for the implementation of such schemes.

The full policy can be viewed online or at the Council’s customer service centre at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon or any Ku-ring-gai library. Comments should be in writing and received by the closing date of 3 February 2020.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au