To improve road safety along Miller Street, between Cooper Street and O'Herns Road, we're proposing a speed limit reduction, from 60km/h to 50km/h. We'd love to hear what you think.
To improve road safety along Miller Street, between Cooper Street and O'Herns Road, we're proposing a speed limit reduction, from 60km/h to 50km/h. This will improve safety by reducing both the likelihood and severity of accidents on this part of Miller Street.
You're invited to have your say about this proposed speed limit reduction via a short online survey. All responses will help inform the City of Whittlesea’s decision. Please complete the survey by Friday 24 April 2020.
Note: Any speed limit reduction will need to be submitted to the State Government for statutory approval.
If you have any questions about this proposal, please phone 9217 2170.
Q. Why is the City of Whittlesea proposing a reduction to the speed limit on Miller Street from 60km/h to 50km/h?
The reduction of the speed limit will help improve the safety and operation of Miller Street, Epping. By lowering the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h, we aim to reduce the likelihood of a crash occurring, and in the event of a crash, reducing the severity of the crash. This will provide a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles travelling through or accessing properties on Miller Street or surrounding side streets.
Q. What is the City of Whittlesea doing about traffic congestion on Miller Street?
The City of Whittlesea has no immediate plans to upgrade Miller Street or the Miller/Cooper Street intersection. Any improvements will encourage more traffic on Miller Street and would therefore be counter-productive to the safety and operation of Miller Street. There are significant road infrastructure projects in progress or due to commence shortly, which will significantly alter traffic patterns in the area. These projects include the O’Herns Road duplication and Hume Freeway interchange, the extension of Edgars Road south of O’Herns Road, and the extension of Edgars Road north of O’Herns Road to Rockfield Street. These projects will improve traffic flow on Miller Street by providing alternative north-south traffic opportunities.
Q. Will reducing the speed limit on Miller Street increase my travel time?
The City of Whittlesea acknowledges that lowering the speed limit would result in a minor increase in travel times along Miller Street in free-flowing traffic conditions. However, traffic along Miller Street is very rarely free-flowing.
Q. Will the speed limit in Miller Street be reduced if majority support is received?
The City of Whittlesea will evaluate all community feedback. Should the majority of feedback indicate support for the reduced speed limit, a recommendation will be made to City of Whittlesea management to resolve to make a submission to the State Government, which has the statutory authority to approve speed limit changes.