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Caulfield South & Elsternwick
Community Safety Petition
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Glen Eira Council is aiming to install expensive traffic lights (the 5th set) on Kooyong Rd based on out-of-date data, without considering the full impact on all residents, without addressing the impacts on residents of Wesley College traffic, and without proper analysis since the lowered 50 km per hour speed limit already on Kooyong rd.

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  • The proposed location is at 365 - 362 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South.

  • There is an existing safe road crossing 250 meters away, at Glen Huntly Road.

  • There is a second safe crossing some 300 meters away closer to North Road.

  • Both signals provide safe crossing and access to Wesley College.

  • The significant $300,000 estimated cost of public money appears wasteful.

  • The traffic count conducted by Council is two years old and would reflect inflated pedestrian numbers from COVID-19.

  • The Council has ignored local residents' feedback

  • The Council has not addressed the wider traffic and access issues.

  • The Council has given no accident data to justify the proposed location.

Petition to Glen Eira Council

Caulfield South and Elsternwick Community Safety impacts.

I/We the undersigned hereby request Glen Eira City Council to:

  1. Pause the installation of the proposed Kooyong Rd traffic lights, until a further resolution of council.

  2. Review the issues around Wesley Grammar and the traffic impacts on residents to mitigate issues and ensure all users are accommodated.

  3. Update the data used for pedestrian and car movements in the area based on the recent 50km per hr. speed limits introduced on Kooyong rd.

  4. Release the Glen Eira Integrated Transport Strategy for further public consultation, especially in the Elsternwick and Caulfield South areas.

  5. Complete a full traffic masterplan on the Kooyong rd. precinct including the Calvary Hospital and Wesley Grammar areas.

  6. Ensure the report includes alternate options including but not limited to pedestrian crossings and pedestrian refuge options.

  7. Prepare a report back to Council within 6 months, to evidence why the need for traffic lights (at expense of $300,000 approx.) is being prioritised, when there are lights within 3-400m in each direction of the proposed location.

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