Croydon pedestrian safety improvements

We're improving safety for pedestrians in Croydon as part of Towards Zero.  The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15% on Victoria's roads.

More specifically, $100 million has been allocated to making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Update

Works will commence in July and are expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

Overview

We’re investing $624,000 to improve safety for pedestrians in the Croydon Shopping Precinct. 

Background

The Croydon Shopping Precinct has a high level of foot traffic. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 52 crashes in the area, including 14 crashes that involved pedestrians. Safety improvements such as better infrastructure play a vital role in decreasing incidents of road trauma. This is particularly important for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, children and the elderly.

Details

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • raising the existing zebra crossings on Main Street, Devon Street and Hewish Road to make them more visible
  • installing a raised crossing at the roundabout on Coolstore Road, to allow pedestrians to cross safely
  • installing a painted median strip on Main Street, between Devon Street and Lacey Street, to narrow traffic lanes and reduce traffic speed on Main Street. This will enhance the awareness of road users and visibility of pedestrians
  • modifying line-markings along Mount Dandenong Road between Main Street and Dorset Road to define traffic lanes more clearly for pedestrians and drivers.

Map for Croydon Cyclist_Bike and Peds

View a larger version of the Croydon cyclist and pedestrian saftey improvements map [PDF 981Kb]

Community engagement

In February and March 2018, the City of Maroondah collected feedback from the local community about potential infrastructure treatments designed to improve road safety for pedestrians in Croydon.

The community responses were generally supportive of the proposed treatments and after considering the feedback, VicRoads and the City of Maroondah have agreed to progress the project.

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected]

 

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