Pop up shared zones
The trial is underway
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We are excited to be trialling a temporary pop up shared zone along Greaves Street South, Melanie Drive and Tesron Court, Werribee.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, more people are out walking and cycling than ever before. We want to support you to continue this in a socially distanced way.
We heard through our rapid consultation that pop up shared zones for active travel and exercise connected to existing parks, open space and other paths are important to our residents, and that it is important for there to be clear delineation between traffic and people using the zone. We also heard that many people are likely to use a pop up shared zone to walk, cycle and walk the dog
If you live on this route and have any questions or want to clarify details regarding the traffic management, we are available to discuss. Please contact us using the Who's Listening tool.
Following analysis of feedback received through community consultation, we are now trialling a temporary pop up shared zone in the Greaves Street South area in Werribee. This location provides strong connection to Chirnside Park and the Werribee River shared path. It also aligns strongly to feedback which indicated that links to existing paths, parks and open space is important.
The key aspects of the trial are;
- It creates a 3km loop temporarily allocating a portion of the road space to connect the Werribee River shared path along local streets into Chirnside Park.
- It is clearly marked and provides a wider space for walkers, cyclists, scooters and all forms of active travel and exercise.
- Users of the shared zone will be able to share the road pavement, due to low traffic volumes, and safety will be supported by a temporary lowering of the speed limit to 20 km/h on Melanie Drive and Tesron Court and 40 km/h on Greaves Street South.
The pop up shared zone is temporary and is to support community wellbeing during the current pandemic when social distancing has become part of our daily lives.
We anticipate that the trial will be in place for approximately 5 months. However if social distancing is still required beyond this date then it may be extended for a further period if there is community support to retain it.
This project will use temporary and non fixed infrastructure, meaning that if elements of the project cause issues or concerns once installed, there will be ability to review and adjust if necessary.
You can find a detailed summary of the proposal in the FAQs tool, and detailed traffic management plans in the document library. The photo library provides more images of what other pop ups look like.
Wyndham City's ‘pop up shared zones’ initiative is to support active travel and exercise in a socially distanced manner through the temporary creation of local shared zones in Wyndham. You can find more information on why we are proposing pop up shared zones in the FAQs tool.
During the first phase of consultation we heard your thoughts about creating shared zones quickly and safely in an area near the Werribee River and Chirnside Park. We received strong support for the initiative with 80% of respondents stating that they either strongly support or support the project.
The majority of respondents indicated that they would use the shared zone to walk, cycle or walk the dog. We also heard that connections to open space, paths and parks are very important for this project as well as safety and clear delineation between traffic and people using the zone. Finally, there was a clear desire to see more pop up trials across the municipality.
You can find the summary report of the feedback received in phase 1 in the document library.
Following analysis of feedback received in phase 1, we then shared with you the proposed design for a temporary pop up shared zone in the Greaves Street South area in Werribee and the traffic mananement plan. This location aligns strongly to feedback which indicated that links to existing paths, parks and open space is important.
During phase 2, we wanted to know if we had missed anything with the proposed design and to work through any questions or concerns. You can find the summary of the feedback received in phase 2 in the document library.
The temporary shared zone is on the western side of Greaves Street South, in the parking and cycling lane, ensuring that the existing traffic lanes remain operational. It is also on Melanie Drive and Tesron Court meaning that users of the shared zone will be able to share the road pavement.
The image below illustrates the exact route.
This location provides a unique opportunity to connect into existing parks and path networks and also to create a loop that is approximately 3km in length through a connection with the Werribee River shared path.
The path will be clearly marked with colourful artwork and will include temporary traffic management to support safety.
For the period of the trial, access to properties will be maintained at all times, as will all two way movement on nominated streets. To support safety and provide clarity for all road users, a number of temporary changes will occur:
- Pop up traffic management
- Temporary lowering of the speed limit to support safety on Melanie Drive, Tesron Court and Greaves Street South
- Changed parking conditions on some sections of Greaves Street South
- The installation of temporary colourful markings on the road and on the footpath surface. The paint will not have a long life and will fade over time.
You can find a detailed summary of the proposed changes in the FAQs tool, and detailed traffic management plans in the document library. This includes the location of proposed traffic management (temporary speed cushions/speed humps, speed limit changes etc), clearly showing how this will impact you.
We want to work with you, and if you live on Melanie Drive, Tesron Court or Greaves Street South and have any concerns or want to clarify details regarding the traffic management, please contact us using the Who's Listening tool.
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