Traffic Management Proposals

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Have your say about traffic management proposals!

We would like to hear your views on our plans to improve the traffic flow in streets around Launceston. We are seeking community feedback on three projects - Hobart Road (Napoleon Street to Poplar Parade), Bridge Road, City between Paterson Street and Kings Bridge and Talbot Road (Lawrence Vale Road to Punchbowl Road).


Have your say about traffic management proposals!

We would like to hear your views on our plans to improve the traffic flow in streets around Launceston. We are seeking community feedback on three projects - Hobart Road (Napoleon Street to

Have your say about traffic management proposals!

We would like to hear your views on our plans to improve the traffic flow in streets around Launceston. We are seeking community feedback on three projects - Hobart Road (Napoleon Street to Poplar Parade), Bridge Road, City between Paterson Street and Kings Bridge and Talbot Road (Lawrence Vale Road to Punchbowl Road).


Have your say about traffic management proposals!

We would like to hear your views on our plans to improve the traffic flow in streets around Launceston. We are seeking community feedback on three projects - Hobart Road (Napoleon Street to Poplar Parade), Bridge Road, City between Paterson Street and Kings Bridge and Talbot Road (Lawrence Vale Road to Punchbowl Road).

An outline of each proposal is separately listed below and we encourage your comments on each project. We would like to know your views on issues like motorist and cyclist safety; pedestrian safety, ease of getting in and out of driveways; safe kerbside parking.

Have a look at the drawings, they are in the 'library'. Tell us your views, join the online forum, make a comment, have a conversation with others and have your say. Your privacy is protected as these on-line discussion forums are moderated by an independent organisation.

You can come along to one of the Street Meetings. The date and time for each meeting is listed under each project.

The community's comments will assist Council in the undertaking of a broad review of traffic management works to reduce the casualty accidents at the Federally funded 'Black Spots' projects.

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  • Talbot Road, South Launceston

    about 9 years ago
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    Council at its meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the Talbot Road Black Spot scheme to be implemented.  The Scheme is likely to be started in February 2012.  The adopted Scheme for Talbot Road is Option 2 which received overwhelming support during the consultation period with local residents - this includes road edge lines on both sides of the road in the divided section, a painted median with three central traffic islands and a pedestrian refuge installed at intervals along the road between Bennett Street and McKellar Road.  An updated drawing of the proposal is available in the...


    Council at its meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the Talbot Road Black Spot scheme to be implemented.  The Scheme is likely to be started in February 2012.  The adopted Scheme for Talbot Road is Option 2 which received overwhelming support during the consultation period with local residents - this includes road edge lines on both sides of the road in the divided section, a painted median with three central traffic islands and a pedestrian refuge installed at intervals along the road between Bennett Street and McKellar Road.  An updated drawing of the proposal is available in the 'library'

    In August 2010 a proposal to improve traffic management in Talbot Road was outlined but did not go ahead (Option 1 drawing). Talbot Road is an arterial road as well as being a heavily populated residential zone with houses on both sides of the road. Based on a recent traffic count, the average number of vehicles travelling this road each day is 8,847 and the speed limit is 60 km/hr. We believe improvements to the traffic management will improve the safety for everyone using this section of road. We received feedback from the local community living adjacent to this road and are now asking for comment on an alternative proposal (Option 2).

    The original proposal included central traffic islands and pedestrian refuge islands. It also included the introduction of a bike lane and parking bay markings. A number of comments on this proposal has resulted in a revised design that will still achieve the same benefits.

    This alternative proposal (Option 2) includes: Just up from Lawrence Vale Road - a white edge line along each side of the road to guide traffic and provide a safe area for parking cars.There is no intention to mark the individual car spots.

    From the top of the hill to Punchbowl Road - Install central median traffic islands at intervals along the street. This will make a 'safe space' for motorists to wait when turning right into side streets or driveways; Install pedestrian refuge islands into these medians to make it safer for pedestrians to cross the road.

    Should the alternative proposal receive community and council support, it would be implemented this calendar year. In twelve months time, should there be community and council support for bike lanes to be installed, they would be implemented. We would like to know your views on this alternative proposal (Option 2) to improve traffic management in Talbot Road.

    Two Street Meetings will be held for the Talbot Road proposal. Members of the community are invited to come along and have a say.  Council Officers will be in the following locations:

    Near Bennett Street intersection - Thursday 14 July 2011 between 12.00Noon and 2.00pm

    On top of the hill along from the concrete wall - Friday 15 July 2011 between 12.00Noon and 2.00pm.

  • Hobart Road, Youngtown (Napoleon Street to Poplar Parade)

    about 9 years ago
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    Council at its meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the Hobart Road (Napoleon Street to Poplar Parade) Black Spot scheme to be implemented by the end of the financial year.  The drawing is available for viewing in the 'library'.


    Based on a recent traffic count the average number of vehicles travelling along this section of road each day is 8,610.   The speed limit is 60 km/kr.   This proposal includes: Introducing a central median with central islands and pedestrian refuges to protect right turning vehicles and pedestrians crossing the road.  It is also to Introduce a bike lane along...

    Council at its meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the Hobart Road (Napoleon Street to Poplar Parade) Black Spot scheme to be implemented by the end of the financial year.  The drawing is available for viewing in the 'library'.


    Based on a recent traffic count the average number of vehicles travelling along this section of road each day is 8,610.   The speed limit is 60 km/kr.   This proposal includes: Introducing a central median with central islands and pedestrian refuges to protect right turning vehicles and pedestrians crossing the road.  It is also to Introduce a bike lane along the western side of the road (from Poplar Parade, along in front of Glenara Lakes to Napoleon Street).   There will be some restriction to parking on this side of the road.  On the other side of the road, a painted road edge line  will provide a safe area for parked vehicles.  There are currently some parking restrictions on this side of the road - there are no plans to introduce any more restrictions.  To enhance the unconstructed area in front of Glenara Lakes plans are to build a footpath and new kerb and channel from opposite Poplar Parade to Record Avenue.  The reasons for this traffic management proposal are based upon safety.  Edgelines and bike lanes reduce off carriageway crashes.  Central medians reduce 'rear end' crashes.We would like to know your views on these plans to introduce imrovements to safety along this section of Hobart Road.

    Two Street Meetings will be held for the Hobart Road proposal. Council Officers will be in the following locations: 

    The Gordon Dell Auditorium at Glenara Lakes - Tuesday 12 July 12.00Noon to 2.00pm

    In front of French's Youngtown Supermarket - Wednesday 13 July 12.00Noon to 2.00pm

  • Bridge Road, City

    about 9 years ago
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    Council at its meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the Bridge Road Black Spot scheme to be implemented.   Plans are underway to carry out the work before Christmas 2011.  An updated drawing of the proposal is available in the 'library'.


    Based on a recent traffic count, the average number of vehicles travelling along this road each day is 8,696. The speed limit is 50 km/hr.  This proposal includes installing a central island at the bend between the Water Mill and Stillwater, installing a short section of bike lane running from Penny Royal underneath the bridge as far as...

    Council at its meeting on 24 October 2011 gave approval for the Bridge Road Black Spot scheme to be implemented.   Plans are underway to carry out the work before Christmas 2011.  An updated drawing of the proposal is available in the 'library'.


    Based on a recent traffic count, the average number of vehicles travelling along this road each day is 8,696. The speed limit is 50 km/hr.  This proposal includes installing a central island at the bend between the Water Mill and Stillwater, installing a short section of bike lane running from Penny Royal underneath the bridge as far as Kings Bridge, introducing morning peak clearway on the north side of Paterson Street on the approach to the Margaret Street lights and improvement to the existing arched vehicle crossing into Penny Royal.  This will provide extra safety for pedestrians to cross this busy section of road, improve peak hour traffic flow and promote the use of the route to cyclists as part of the Launceston Arterial Bike Route Network.

    We would like to know your views on these plans to introduce traffic management improvements along this busy section of road.

    The Street Meeting for the Bridge Street proposal will be in the following location.   Members of the community are invited to come along and have a say.

    Kings Park (opposite the Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel) - Tuesday 19 July 2011 between 12.00Noon and 2.00pm.