Proposed improvements for traffic and transport in Alexandria and Erskineville

Project Status: Closed

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Why we’re doing this

We welcome your feedback on proposed traffic changes for Alexandria and Erskineville in response to community concerns about impacts on local streets.

We shared the Alexandria and Erskineville traffic and transport study in February and asked for early community input to inform the plan for traffic management in the area.

What we’re doing

The proposed changes aim to improve access, safety and amenity for residents. In particular, for walking and cycling, to limit through traffic on local streets and minimise impacts from traffic management measures.

The key proposals and options include:

  • closing Park Street at Henderson Road or introducing a new right turn ban from Park Street into Henderson Road
  • a traffic calming scheme for Maddox Street west of Euston Road
  • closing Maddox Street or banning the left turn from Euston Road into Maddox Street
  • closing Harley Street west of McEvoy Street or east of Mitchell Road
  • installing a signalised crossing at Mitchell Road and Ashmore Street
  • a traffic calming scheme on Mitchell Road
  • minor changes at some intersections to calm traffic and improve safety.

Issues raised but not included in this proposal

  • Increase in traffic on Buckland Lane arising from closure of Anderson Street and right-hand turn bans at Buckland Street
    The no right turn on Mitchell Road at Buckland Street was originally installed at request of residents to reduce volumes on Buckland Street. Removing the no right turn will encourage more traffic on Buckland St.
  • The pedestrian crossing of Mitchell Road at Harley Street should be raised
    A raised pedestrian crossing was proposed as part of the cycleway works but due to drainage considerations during detailed design, it was not possible to raise the crossing. Signals at the intersection will provide a safer designated crossing for people walking instead of a raised zebra crossing.
  • Mitchell Road between Sydney Park Road and Coulson Street is too narrow to accommodate the cycleway currently under construction
    The cycleway uses space previously used for parking and does not reduce traffic lanes.
  • Temporary speed humps on Henderson Road and Railway Parade are loud and need to be replaced with permanent, quieter ones
    The material and locations can be considered but permanent speed humps will not create less noise.

Artist impressions

A view down a street with a chicane and foliage verges. There is a 'Give Way' sign on a pedestrian traffic island in the foreground, and two bikers travelling up the street in the distance.
Artist impression of Maddox Street, west of Lawrence Street, with in-road planting to create chicanes for traffic management.
A four-way intersection with a raised traffic threshold at its centre. The streets have foliage verges and footpaths. Several pedestrians and bikers are using the footpaths and streets, respectively.
Artist impression of Maddox Street and Belmont Lane intersection with a raised threshold for traffic management.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 30 June 2023.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.

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