Have your say on road safety proposals

17 December 2021

Council is proposing to reduce the speed along Coronation Avenue, Bright, from 80km/hr to 60km/hr along Coronation Avenue and through to the southern end of the Mystic Park Landing Area on Morses Creek Road.

Alpine Shire Mayor Sarah Nicholas said Council is also proposing to install flip-down signage at appropriate locations on Coronation Avenue and Morses Creek Road to facilitate a temporary reduction in speed to 40km/hr during specific events and other busy periods.

“Given the proximity to cycling and sporting infrastructure and the regular use of the road and nearby Pioneer Park by families, riders and sporting clubs this proposal aims to improve the safety of Coronation Avenue for all community members and visitors,” she said.

“With an increase in visitors over summer and more young riders making the most of our trails, jumps park and pump track, there are some safety concerns around the speed limit on Coronation Avenue as vehicles pass Pioneer Park.”

Earlier in the year Council sought community feedback on a proposal to reduce the speed limit on three sections of Morses Creek Road. The majority of the community who completed the survey were not supportive of the proposals.

Cr Nicholas said these new proposals recognise this feedback and offer a different solution to address key safety concerns.

“We encourage all community members who drive, walk and ride along Coronation Avenue, and make use of the Pioneer Park sporting precinct, to share their view on the proposals,” she said.

“Your voice is important to us.

“Please complete a very quick survey to ensure your opinion is heard.”

Complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoronationSpeedRestrictions

The survey will close at 5pm Sunday, 9 January 2022. Council will keep the community informed of the outcome.

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