Local Area Traffic Management

Traffic SignBowden and Brompton LATM Plan

A Local Area Traffic Management Plan has been established for the Bowden and Brompton area to help Council make decisions for the management of local traffic for the area in the future. The plan covers an area bounded by Port Road, South Road, Torrens Road and Park Terrace and has been developed in consultation with residents through letters, advertising and a resident steering group.

Key recommendations of the plan include:

  • Wood Avenue , Wright Street, Blight Street and Coglin Street - install single lane slow points to reduce traffic speed and cut through traffic.
  • First Street and Second Street - convert to one way operation between Coglin Street and West Street.
  • Hayman Lane and Picton Street - convert to one way operation and install parking restrictions on both sides of the road.
  • Sixth Street and Second Street - upgrade Sixth Street and Second Street (between Drayton Street and Chief Street) to collectors streets.

Bowden and Brompton LATM Plan - Final Report - September 2009 (8354 kb)

Beverley LATM Plan

A Local Area Traffic Management Plan is being established for the Beverley area. It will assist the Council to make decisions for the management of traffic on the local street network over coming years. The plan covers an area bounded by Port Road, East Avenue, Grange Road, Crittenden Road, Birch Street and Ledger Road and has been developed in consultation with residents through letters, advertising and a resident steering group.

Key recommendations of the plan include:

  • Main Street - install four mini roundabouts to control traffic at junctions.
  • Woolgina Street - reopen Woolgina Street at Ledger Road to provide commercial vehicle access.
  • Watson Street - install "no stopping" parking restrictions around the corner of East Avenue.
  • Olveston Avenue and Alton Street - install raised road plateaus to reduce traffic volume and vehicle speed; install a central median around bend to prevent corner cutting.

The final report was endorsed by Council on 13 July 2009.

What is Local Area Traffic Management?

The community, or Council, often identifies traffic or parking management issues within a local street network.  These issues are investigated by Council and in some cases, simple low cost site specific treatments will address the identified issue.

In other cases more substantial treatments are required.  These treatments are usually aimed at reducing traffic volumes, reducing traffic speeds or major improvements to intersections using devices such as road humps, rounabouts, road closures or driveway links etc.  These more substantial treatments can create new issues or relocate an issue to other streets in the area.  As a result the use of substantial traffic management treatments in the local street network need to be considered on an area wide basis.  The management of traffic on the local street network as a whole area is termed Local Area Traffic Management (LATM).

LATM Study Area Prioritisation

LATM study areas are defined by physical barriers such as rivers, major and distributor roads and commonality of land uses.

Prioritisation is based on a system where scores are allocated to each local area precinct based on its recorded performance.  The criteria includes:

  • Crash statistics
  • Traffic speeds
  • Traffic volume
  • Road purpose (or road service level not provided)
  • Through traffic
  • Commercial vehicles and
  • Activity generators

For more information contact one of our Transport Engineers on 8408 1111. 

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