Have your say: Proposed speed limit reductions on the peninsula
Published on 12 January 2018
Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting the community to have a say about proposed speed limit reductions on roads in Bittern, Mornington, Mount Martha, Rosebud and Tootgarook.
As a Towards Zero Municipality the Shire is committed to creating a safe road system in collaboration with VicRoads, the TAC and Victoria Police. This means that we are working towards safer road use, safer roads, safer speeds and safer vehicles.
The Safe Speed component of Towards Zero relates to travelling at speeds that correspond with the conditions. If speed limits are set appropriately and drivers travel within those limits, the effectiveness of the Safer Roads and Safer Vehicle initiatives are enhanced and help reduce trauma.
In collaboration with the Victorian Police and VicRoads the following roads have been identified as high priorities for speed limit reductions:
- South Beach Road, Bittern (Trafalgar Street to Urquart Crescent)
- Davies Road, Bittern
- Bruce Road, Mount Martha (Nepean Highway to east of Martha Cove Boulevard)
- Watt Road, Mornington
- Truemans Road, Tootgarook (South of Karella Drive to Belar Road)
- Jetty Road, Rosebud (Old Cape Schanck Road to Duells Road).
Factors like the number of recorded crashes, road environment, volume of traffic, abutting land uses, driveways and intersecting roads and the number of community concerns or requests received have been considered in determining these roads to be priority speed limit change proposals.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne encouraged community members to have their say on the proposed speed limit reductions.
The proposed speed limit reductions are supported by the VicRoads speed zoning guidelines and have in principle support from both VicRoads and Victoria Police.
Have your say:
The Shire is seeking your feedback from Monday 15 January to Friday 2 February.
In person: at any of our customer service offices.
Traffic and Transport Team Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939
Submissions close Friday 2 February 2018.
To learn more visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay.