Delivering safer streets in West Footscray
Published on 29 April 2019
Maribyrnong City Council is making the Barkly Village precinct in West Footscray safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians by implementing a number of speed humps and raised intersections – also known as traffic calming devices.
These devices were recommended in a recent Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study undertaken by Council that took into account feedback from the community. Residents highlighted cars travelling at high speeds as their top concern, which was also demonstrated in results from the LATM study.
Supported by $205,000 in grant funding from VicRoads, Council will commence installing traffic calming devices in mid-April 2019.
Once complete the project is expected to create safer local streets for all road users and will also compliment Council’s commitment to implement 40 km an hour speed zones on Council owned roads in the City of Maribyrnong.
A word from the Mayor Cr Martin Zakharov:
“I am very pleased that the Barkly Street precinct area will soon be safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. I want all members of our community to feel safe in our streets and inspired to walk and cycle more as a result of this project.”
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