Wednesday, June 8, 2022

speed limit on Frederick Street

Yay the speed limit on Frederick Street is going to reduce from 60-50kmph (late July/August) - still needs to go further but it has taken a tragic death for this to happen.
 
Council Meeting 12 October 2017
Item No: C1017 Item 15
Subject: Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Frederick Street, Ashfield
File Ref: 17/4718
From Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz
Motion:
THAT Council through the Traffic Committee urgently investigate and report on the significant safety risks at pedestrian crossings on Frederick Street with a particular emphasis on the Frederick/John St crossing and provide recommendations on how these risks can be addressed. These recommendations to include consideration of a reduction in the speed limit on Frederick Street and the introduction of traffic calming at the pedestrian crossings on Frederick Street as well as proposals to prevent vehicles overtaking cars turning right near the pedestrian crossings. The report should include a proposed timeline for works and proposed prioritisation of funding for the works.
Background
A number of residents have contacted me regarding the danger of the pedestrian crossings on Frederick Street Ashfield, particularly the one at the intersection with John Street. This has been the site of numerous accidents and near misses when cars try to overtake other cars waiting to turn right into Frederick or John Streets.
There are a number of parks, the swimming pool, train station and school on the western side of Frederick Street. To access these, residents including children and the elderly need to negotiate Frederick Street.
 
May be an image of tree and road
Photo Damage caused by car crashing into fencing at JM McCarthey Playground at intersection of John and Frederick Sts Ashfield

My first three motions to council (12 Oct 2017)

first two done now for the third!


14. Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Croydon Road, Croydon Recommendation Minute
15. Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Frederick Street, Ashfield Recommendation Minute
16. Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety in Haberfield and Leichhardt Recommendation Minute 

https://innerwest.infocouncil.biz/Open/2017/10/C_12102017_AGN_AT_WEB.htm

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