Douglas Parade Pedestrian Improvement

The opportunity to provide feedback on the Douglas Parade Pedestrian Improvement access has now concluded. If you have any questions regarding this project, please see the Who's Listening box (right).

In 2017, Council received a community submission as part of the budget consultation process to improve pedestrian access across Douglas Parade, Newport. This project was included in the 2018-19 capital works budget.

Council has undertaken pedestrian and traffic counts on Douglas Parade, between Yarra and Wilkins Streets. From this information, Council has developed draft concept plans detailing a number of options for the two main intersections within this precinct, including the types of calming treatments we would consider for each of the intersections within the precinct.

You are invited to provide your thoughts and feedback on the proposed improvements.

Come and chat with members of the project team to ensure the best outcome for pedestrians crossing Douglas Parade, Newport.

When: Thursday 6 June 2019, drop by anytime between 6pm and 7.30pm

Where: Council Chamber, Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street Williamstown

Alternatively you can provide your comments and feedback using the survey below.

Feedback for this project closes Sunday 16 June at 5pm.

In 2017, Council received a community submission as part of the budget consultation process to improve pedestrian access across Douglas Parade, Newport. This project was included in the 2018-19 capital works budget.

Council has undertaken pedestrian and traffic counts on Douglas Parade, between Yarra and Wilkins Streets. From this information, Council has developed draft concept plans detailing a number of options for the two main intersections within this precinct, including the types of calming treatments we would consider for each of the intersections within the precinct.

You are invited to provide your thoughts and feedback on the proposed improvements.

Come and chat with members of the project team to ensure the best outcome for pedestrians crossing Douglas Parade, Newport.

When: Thursday 6 June 2019, drop by anytime between 6pm and 7.30pm

Where: Council Chamber, Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street Williamstown

Alternatively you can provide your comments and feedback using the survey below.

Feedback for this project closes Sunday 16 June at 5pm.

The opportunity to provide feedback on the Douglas Parade Pedestrian Improvement access has now concluded. If you have any questions regarding this project, please see the Who's Listening box (right).
  • Bunbury Street / Douglas Parade Intersection

    4 months ago
    Bunbury street option 1

    Bunbury Street - Option 1

    Description of option 1

    Raised crossings at Bunbury Street and Dowman Street with pram crossings on the Williamstown side of Bunbury Street (shown in pink). These measures will provide a safer crossing point for pedestrians by slowing down traffic.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Heritage Management Plan within the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme, these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    Raised crossings are sections of road that ramp up to meet the level of the crossing where pedestrians are encouraged to cross.

    Council has recently used a similar...

    Bunbury Street - Option 1

    Description of option 1

    Raised crossings at Bunbury Street and Dowman Street with pram crossings on the Williamstown side of Bunbury Street (shown in pink). These measures will provide a safer crossing point for pedestrians by slowing down traffic.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Heritage Management Plan within the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme, these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    Raised crossings are sections of road that ramp up to meet the level of the crossing where pedestrians are encouraged to cross.

    Council has recently used a similar treatment (without a pedestrian crossing) at the intersection of Cole Street and Parker Street in Williamstown).

    A pram crossing is a modified section of kerb and channel that allows prams, shopping trolleys, wheelchairs and similar wheeled devices to transition smoothly from the footpath to the roadway via a small ramp.

    Bunbury Street - Option 2

    Description

    A raised crossing on Bunbury Street and Dowman Street with pram crossings on the Williamstown side of Bunbury Street, including a pedestrian crossing with flashing lights (shown in pink). These measures will give priority to pedestrians crossing Douglas Parade, while slowing traffic and improving safety.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Management Plan in the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme, these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    Raised crossings are sections of road that ramp up to meet the level of the crossing where pedestrians are encouraged to cross.

    Council has recently used a similar treatment (without a pedestrian crossing) at the intersection of Cole Street and Parker Street in Williamstown).

    A pram crossing is a modified section of kerb and channel that allows prams, shopping trolleys, wheelchairs and similar wheeled devices to transition smoothly from the footpath to the roadway via a small ramp.

    Pedestrian crossing with flashing lights is more commonly known as a zebra crossing and involves white line marking on the road with flashing orange lights to indicate to vehicles that pedestrians have priority when crossing the road using that pedestrian crossing.

  • Yarra Street / Douglas Parade Intersection

    4 months ago
    Yarra street option 1

    Yarra Street Option 1

    Description

    A raised platform is designed to slow traffic down at this intersection (shown in pink), providing a safer facility for pedestrians to cross by lowering vehicle speed approaching the intersection.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Management Plan in the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme. these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    Raised intersection involves a raised section of road where the road ramps up to meet the level of the crossing rather than staying at the level of the existing road surface.


    Yarra Street - Option 2

    Description

    A...

    Yarra Street Option 1

    Description

    A raised platform is designed to slow traffic down at this intersection (shown in pink), providing a safer facility for pedestrians to cross by lowering vehicle speed approaching the intersection.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Management Plan in the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme. these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    Raised intersection involves a raised section of road where the road ramps up to meet the level of the crossing rather than staying at the level of the existing road surface.


    Yarra Street - Option 2

    Description

    A pedestrian crossing with flashing lights and speed cushions either side of the pedestrian crossing (shown in pink). These measures improve pedestrian safety by giving priority to pedestrians crossing the road and lowering vehicles speed near the crossing.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Management Plan in the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme, these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    A pedestrian crossing with flashing lights is more commonly known as a zebra crossing which involves s white line markings on the road with flashing orange lights to indicate to vehicles that pedestrians have priority when crossing the road using that pedestrian crossing.

    Speed cushions would be constructed of asphalt rather than the hardened plastic used in other areas.

    Yarra Street - Option 3

    Description

    Introducing a pram crossing with speed cushions (shown in pink) which would improve pedestrians crossing Douglas Parade and lowering the speed of vehicles near the pram crossing.

    As per the Heritage Streets and Laneway Management Plan in the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme, these proposed crossings will be in asphalt, bluestone and charcoal concrete.

    Clarification

    A pram crossing - is a modified section of kerb and channel that allows prams, shopping trolleys, wheelchairs and similar wheeled devices to transition smoothly from the footpath to the roadway via a small ramp.

    Speed cushions would be constructed of asphalt rather than the hardened plastic used in other areas.