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  • Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street

    Reserve and Streetscape Project

    Study Report

    Client // City of Charles Sturt

    Office // SA

    Reference // S107110

    Date // 30/06/2017

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    Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street

    Reserve and Streetscape Project

    Study Report

    Issue: B 30/06/2017

    Client: City of Charles Sturt

    Reference: S107110

    GTA Consultants Office: SA

    Quality Record

    Issue Date Description Prepared By Checked By Approved By Signed

    A 29/06/2017 Final Lydia Kairl Paul Froggatt Paul Froggatt PFR

    B 30/06/2017 Final Revised Lydia Kairl Paul Froggatt Paul Froggatt

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    Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street, Reserve and Streetscape Project

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction 1

    1.1 Project Background 1

    1.2 Study Context 1

    1.3 Structure of this Report 1

    2. Study Area Context 2

    2.1 Study Area 2

    2.2 Transport Networks 3

    3. Issues and Opportunities 4

    3.1 Background 4

    3.2 Issues 4

    3.3 Opportunities 5

    4. Community and Stakeholder Engagement 7

    4.1 Community Engagement 7

    4.2 Stakeholder Meetings 9

    5. Final Concept Plan 10

    5.1 Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue Streetscape 10

    5.2 Croydon Avenue Reserve 11

    6. Summary and Conclusion 12

    Appendices

    A: Discovery & Investigations Report

    B: Consultation and Engagement Report

    C: Concept Plan

    Figures

    Figure 2.1: Local Study Area 2

    Figure 3.1: Issues and Opportunities Plan 6

    Figure 4.1: Community Satisfaction Response for the Reserve Draft Concept Plan 8

    Figure 4.2: Community Satisfaction Response for the Streetscape Draft Concept Plan 9

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    1. Introduction

    1.1 Project Background

    The study has developed a masterplan for Croydon Avenue, Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue

    Reserve in West Croydon, between Port Road and Torrens Road in consultation with local

    residents, schools and business owners.

    The project was identified within Council in order to improve the local area for the benefit of the

    community with regard to:

    Road safety;

    Parking provision;

    Street amenity and placemaking;

    Facilities and connections for walking and cycling;

    Access to public transport, active transport corridors, retail precincts and community

    facilities; and

    Personal safety (CPTED), especially for vulnerable road users (disabled, children and

    elderly) and including application of the principles of Human Centred Design.

    1.2 Study Context

    Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue are both local streets, with through connections for traffic

    severed by the railway line and Croydon Reserve.

    Opportunities for new approaches to local street design and management were first investigated

    for the City of Charles Sturt through the North West Corridor Study. This study developed a series of

    potential cross sections for various types of local streets according to their hierarchical function

    and traffic volumes. The cross sections included options for reduced width roadways, indented

    parking, improved pedestrian facilities and crossing safety, cyclist access and streetscape

    amenity. The outcomes from the North West Corridor Study will provide a key starting point for this

    study.

    The Welland Transport and Parking Plan similarly investigated opportunities for improving local

    street amenity and improved pedestrian and cyclist access as a means of managing local traffic

    impact rather than traditional traffic calming measures. The new and upgraded footpaths, build-

    outs and revised intersection priorities implemented by the City of Charles Sturt around Welland

    Plaza were an outcome of the Welland study.

    The Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street Reserve and Streetscape project now presents a

    further opportunity for the City of Charles Sturt, in conjunction with its local communities, to

    reimagine other local streets to create an environment that encourages social interaction and

    community integration through safe and welcoming streets, comfortable and clear pedestrian

    routes, safe local cycling access and accessible but not intrusive vehicle movement and parking

    provision.

    1.3 Structure of this Report

    The report includes brief details of the study processes, including a summary of the existing streets

    and transport networks in the study area and the community and stakeholder engagement that

    has taken place. Full details of these are contained in the Discovery and Investigations Report

    and Community Engagement Report attached as appendices to this report.

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    2. Study Area Context

    2.1 Study Area

    Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street are located in close proximity to the Welland Shopping

    Centre, public reserves, schools and railway stations and align with safe pedestrian links across

    Port Road, Torrens Road and the Outer Harbor Railway Line. These local streets are the type of

    street link that the North West Corridor Transport Study identifies for local streetscape and walking

    and cycling improvements, whilst maintaining vehicular access as local residential streets.

    The abutting land use is primarily residential, with the only non-residential uses being the Islamic

    College of SA, close to Croydon Avenue Reserve, and the Adelaide Secondary School of English

    located adjacent Torrens Road.

    The study area is identified on Figure 2.1

    Figure 2.1: Local Study Area

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    2.2 Transport Networks

    Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue both function as local streets and are located in close

    proximity to the Welland Plaza Shopping Centre, public reserves, schools and railway stations.

    Through connections for traffic are severed by the railway line and Croydon Reserve, although

    pedestrian and bicycle access is available through the reserve and across the railway line.

    Traffic volumes on Garnet Street, Croydon Avenue and the surrounding streets are low at well

    under 500 vehicles per day. Vehicle speeds are also generally well within the speed limit, which

    has recently been changed to a precinct wide 40 km/h limit.

    Several bus routes use Torrens Road and Port Road and Croydon and West Croydon Railway

    Stations are also within walking access of the study area.

    Pedestrian demand (both existing and latent) is relatively high for a residential street, due to the

    direct links along the corridor to Welland Plaza Shopping Centre, Croydon Avenue Reserve,

    public transport and two schools.

    There is generally sealed footpath provision along both sides of the streets, although some

    maintenance issues have been identified. Kerb ramps however vary significantly from recent

    replacements to old or missing ramps that are away from the main desire lines.

    Day Terrace forms part of the Outer Harbor Greenway, with additional bicycle pavement

    markings and signage and the study corridor provides a connection to this route.

    There were only two recorded crashes within the immediate study area and both were Property

    Damage Only (PDO) crashes where the vehicles hit a fixed object at night. This indicates that

    there is not a significant road safety issue in the study area.

    Consistency of footpaths and kerb ramps, parking around the Islamic College, improved crossing

    access to the reserve and the railway line and the constraint on the corner of Hurtle Street and

    Croydon Avenue were the main traffic and transport issues identified by the community. Traffic

    speed was only really an issue along Day Terrace and Euston Terrace.

    Full details and an assessment of the transport networks is included in the Discovery and

    Investigations Report attached as Appendix A.

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    3. Issues and Opportunities

    3.1 Background

    A summary issues and opportunities plan was prepared based on the background investigations

    described in section 2 and the community and stakeholder consultation feedback, described

    further in section 4. As the project was intended to be driven by outcomes identified by the

    community, the community engagement feedback formed the basis of the issues and

    opportunities plan to inform the development of potential options. This was supplemented by the

    evidence derived from the analysis of the existing transport conditions and operations in the study

    area and overview of the streetscape and amenity provision.

    3.2 Issues

    Through the community engagement and background investigations, a number of issues were

    identified within the study area. The issues along the study corridor were broken down into a

    number of categories as follows:

    1. Movement

    Balanced movement of people as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

    Appropriate vehicle speeds and volumes

    Maintaining access to properties and residential streets

    Access to the reserve, schools, public transport and other key locations as a

    pedestrian, cyclist and motorist

    Parking availability and length of stay

    Parking behaviour and volume adjacent schools

    Ensuring safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

    2. Maintenance

    Maintenance of landscaping, trees and vegetation for aesthetics and safety

    Footpath surface maintenance and quality

    Repair damage and remove graffiti

    3. Streetscape and Reserve Facilities

    Inadequate footpath widths and surface treatments and kerb ramps to suit all users

    and allow for appropriate movement uses.

    Limited reserve facilities to create a local community area within Croydon/West

    Croydon

    The limited reserve and park facilities do not generate enough use to deter

    antisocial behaviour

    Lack of lighting infrastructure

    4. Anti-social behaviour

    Security of people and infrastructure, with poor street lighting creating an

    environment for antisocial behaviour

    Behaviour of dogs and dog owners, particularly regarding waste

    Noise

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    3.3 Opportunities

    Arising from the issues and in consideration of the facilities and locations available, a number of

    opportunities to improve the local amenity and streetscape were identified. Some of these

    opportunities are relatively low cost and potentially deliverable within a short time frame, whilst

    others will require longer term planning and funding strategies.

    As with the issues identification, the opportunities were grouped in to 4 categories.

    1. Movement

    Alterations to the intersection of Hurtle Street and Croydon Avenue to remove

    constraint on the eastern side adjacent the building to provide adequate space

    for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

    Maintain appropriate vehicle speeds and volumes and identify measures to

    reduce speeds where required, notably on Day Terrace and Euston Terrace.

    Maintain access to properties and residential streets.

    Improve access to Croydon Avenue Reserve, schools, public transport and other

    key locations as a pedestrian, cyclist and motorist.

    Improve pedestrian and cyclist access through Croydon Avenue Reserve, without

    impacting on local amenity for residents and users of the reserve.

    Ensure suitable parking availability for the nature of parking demand in the area,

    particularly for residential uses.

    Parking behaviour and traffic volume adjacent schools

    Improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists

    Upgrade train line crossing facilities (warning lights or gates for pedestrians)

    Improve crossing facilities on Day Terrace and Euston Terrace to access rail

    crossing, facilitating reduced vehicle speeds in the vicinity

    Improve crossing facilities to access Croydon Avenue Reserve

    Upgrade crossing of Port Road to formally accommodate cyclists and improve

    localised surface treatments.

    2. Maintenance

    Revised maintenance strategy for landscaping, trees and vegetation for aesthetics

    and safety

    Footpath surface maintenance and quality

    Repair damage and remove graffiti

    3. Streetscape and Reserve Facilities

    Upgrade footpaths to suit all users and allow for appropriate movement uses,

    including footpath widths and surface treatments as appropriate

    Upgrade kerb ramps to current standards to provide a consistent treatment within

    the study area

    Opportunities to improve Croydon Avenue Reserve facilities to create a local

    community area within Croydon/West Croydon

    Playground improvements, including potential nature play

    BBQ facilities

    Additional shade and seating provision

    Additional trees and greening, particularly on the edges of the reserve

    Improved stormwater management, opportunities for Water Sensitive Urban

    Design

    Dog facilities

    Litter and waste facilities

    Improved fencing for child safety

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    Public Art

    Vandal proof facilities and equipment

    Improvement of lighting infrastructure

    Improve street lighting

    Lighting provision within Croydon Avenue Reserve

    Reinstate or upgrade heritage items and locations

    Building facades

    Advertising walls

    4. Anti-social behaviour

    Improve the perception of security for people and infrastructure, creating an

    environment that deters antisocial behaviour

    Improve lighting in reserve and local streets

    Improved amenity to attract more people to Croydon Avenue Reserve and

    using the streets to create natural surveillance

    Vandal proof equipment

    Behaviour of dogs and dog owners, particularly regarding waste

    Provide dog waste bags and bin station

    Signage regarding control of dogs

    Management of noise with increased use of the reserve

    Figure 3.1 presents the identified issues and opportunities within the context of the corridor.

    Figure 3.1: Issues and Opportunities Plan

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    4. Community and Stakeholder Engagement

    4.1 Community Engagement

    The community engagement that took place during the development of the Concept Plan for

    the study area, included an initial community workshop and on-line survey and a follow u...

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