THE views of residents and road users are being sought on speed limit reductions proposed in Bittern, Mornington, Mt Martha, Rosebud and Tootgarook.
Roads under review are South Beach Rd, Bittern (Trafalgar St to Urquart Crescent); Davies Rd, Bittern; Bruce Rd, Mt Martha (Nepean Highway to east of Martha Cove Blvd); Watt Rd, Mornington; Truemans Rd; Tootgarook (south of Karella Drive to Belar Rd) and Jetty Rd, Rosebud (Old Cape Schanck Rd to Duells Rd).
Factors such as the number of crashes, road environment, traffic volumes, abutting land uses, driveways and intersecting roads and the volume of complaints or requests received are considered in determining speed limit change proposals.
“As a Towards Zero municipality the shire is committed to creating a safe road system in collaboration with VicRoads, the TAC and Victoria Police,” the mayor Cr Bryan Payne said. “This means 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.”
The proposed speed limit reductions are supported by the VicRoads speed zoning guidelines and have in-principle support from police.
Those wanting to have their say can contact the shire until Friday 2 February at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay; at shire offices; email to email@example.com or post to the Traffic and Transport Team, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939.
Details: visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay