We are committed to improving the safety of all road users. Our Road Safety Strategy underpins this commitment. The Strategy provides a solidly researched basis to inform the direction of future:
Road Safety Strategy 2007/08 – 2011/12 [PDF 12.73Mb]
We are committed to improving safety around our schools.
A minimum of two schools undergo an independent safety audit each year. This identifies potential safety problems before they occur and therefore a safer environment is provided for children travelling to school.
The following schools have already been audited since 2004:
A safety audit is not the only tool to improve safety at our schools. A vital part of achieving a safe school environment is that parents and others behave responsibly. This means driving, walking or cycling in a safe manner, obeying all signage and acting in accordance with the Victorian Road Rules.
Two of the most common traffic concerns raised by residents are:
We respond to these concerns by installing traffic management treatments (such as road humps) to control vehicle speeds and/or volumes. The outcome is an improved level of safety for residents.
Council receives many requests for treatments, but the worst streets need to be treated first. To do this, we operate a warrants system which prioritises streets for treatment on the basis of objective criteria including vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, reported crashes and land uses (eg. schools).
The ranking changes from time to time as new streets are added to the list and treated streets are removed. It is also common for some streets on the list to be re-assessed if traffic conditions have changed.
We are only able to treat a small number of streets each year. If your street is not ranked in the top 20, treatment is unlikely to occur for many years.
We are committed to improving safety around our shopping centres.
A minimum of one shopping centre undergoes an independent safety audit each year. This identifies potential safety problems before they occur and therefore a safer environment is provided for customers, employees and visitors.
The following shopping centres have already been audited since 2004:
Most of the roads within the City of Glen Eira are under Council’s control. Therefore, our responsibility to manage these roads and respond to requests from the community for any potential changes. Such changes may include speed humps, pedestrian crossings and signage.
However, many of the arterial roads within the municipality fall under the control of the State road authority, VicRoads. These roads include:
It is therefore the responsibility of VicRoads to respond to requests for changes on these roads and to undertake any works deemed necessary or appropriate. The only control that Council has on these roads is:
If you would like to request a change to any of the above roads and it does not fall into the above two categories, contact VicRoads on 13 11 71 or visit VicRoads website.
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PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162
Telephone 03 9524 3333
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