New safer speed through the Greythorn Shopping Centre

The Victorian Government has invested $300,000 to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers travelling through the Greythorn Shopping Centre on Doncaster Road in Balwyn North.

About the project

We’re introducing a safer 40km/h speed limit through the Greythorn Shopping Centre in Balwyn North. The 40km/h speed limit will be in place on Doncaster Road between Ferdinand Avenue and Ellsa Street; from 8am to 8pm every day.

Impact to travel times is expected to be minimal. The new 40km/h speed limit will add approximately 20 seconds to travel times.

We will be installing four new electronic speed limit signs to help ensure the speed change is clearly visible to motorists. The electronic speed limit signs will remind drivers that they are entering a high pedestrian activity area and they need to slow down to 40km/h.

New static signs will also be installed leading up to and throughout the area.

Map below: Location of the new 40km/h speed limit

Map showing 40km/h speed limit highlighted in red through Greythorn Shopping Centre

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Upcoming signage installation works

Works to install the new electronic speed limit signs will be carried out on various days in November and December, weather permitting.

Crews will be working between 9am and 3.30pm on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays), and on weekends if traffic conditions permit (i.e., low traffic volumes).

During works, there will be:

  • a temporary lane and/or footpath closure in place
  • reduced speed limits to keep our crews safe

Please keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions and temporary speed limits when moving through the area.

During the construction period, you may notice the electronic speed limit signs we’ve installed on Doncaster Road are not switched on. Please obey the speed limit displayed on static signs, while we work to connect power onsite.

Background

Approximately 10,000 vehicles travel through the Greythorn Shopping Centre on Doncaster Road, Balwyn North every day.

In the 5 years leading up to 2020, there were 12 reported crashes through the strip shopping centre on Doncaster Road between Ferdinand Avenue and Ellsa Street; 2 of these involved pedestrians and 3 involved cyclists.

The safer 40km/h speed limit will improve safety at the busy Greythorn Shopping Centre for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. It will also help improve safety for drivers entering or exiting angled parking bays and side roads.

As a community, we should never value shaving a couple of minutes off our journey over potentially losing a life or causing a life-changing injury.

Get in touch

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Email: [email protected]

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