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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

  • S107110 // 30/06/2017

    Study Report // Issue: B

    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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    Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street, Reserve and Streetscape Project 1

    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 engage