We’re working to create more pedestrian friendly streets around the high pedestrian activity areas of Artarmon Village and Artarmon train station.
What we’re doing
We’re introducing a lower speed environment in the Artarmon local centre. This will:
- improve local amenity by reducing the speed of cars
- provide safer walking and cycling areas
- maintain vehicle access for residents and businesses
Walking is integral to our transport system and the most convenient option for short trips to key destinations and within a local centre. Hence, it is essential that Council continue to plan and provide efficient, safe and well connected facilities by prioritising infrastructure that supports pedestrian movements at local centres – creating quality places, improving local amenities and providing well connected local centres to live, visit and work.
As part of the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) requirement for the 40 km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA), the speed limit must be self-enforcing. As such, raised thresholds will be introduced to Hampden Road and Elizabeth Street. The introduction of these thresholds will reinforce the commitments to calm traffic, improve pedestrians’ safety and enable the introduction of a 40km/h HPAA by TfNSW.
Some raised thresholds will include kerbside islands (rain gardens/garden beds) and garden beds on nature strips in accordance with TfNSW technical directives to prevent thresholds being used as pedestrian crossings.
‘No Stopping’ zones at intersections
In accordance with the Australian Road Rules, Australian Standards, and TfNSW Technical Directions, a minimum of 10 metres is required on all approaches to an intersection to provide adequate sight lines. To ensure this statutory requirement is met, some kerbside parking will be removed at the intersections of Hampden Lane and Jersey Rd, Broughton Rd and Francis St, and replaced with ‘No Stopping’ zones.
As part of the intersection changes at Hampden Lane, traffic islands with rain gardens and garden beds will be installed to narrow the road and to calm traffic. These are gateway treatments as motorists enter the Artarmon Village high pedestrian activity area.
Please note: Some kerbside parking will be temporarily occupied for construction purposes and safe working areas. Traffic management plans will be used to manage good traffic flow, safe pedestrian access and minimise temporary loss of on-street parking during the construction period.
The project area involves:
- Cnr Hampden Rd & McMillan Rd – night works only (8pm-5am)
- Cnr Jersey Rd & Hampden Ln
- Cnr Broughton Rd & Hampden Ln
- Cnr Francis Rd & Hampden Ln
- Cnr Hampden Rd & Brand St – night works only (8pm-5am)
- Elizabeth St (outside No.23)
- Cnr Elizabeth St & Bridge St
- Cnr Elizabeth St & Tindale Rd
Works commence on Monday 26 April and is expected to be completed by early July 2021 (weather permitting).
Refer to the individual locations above for exact dates at each site.