Council will undertake community consultation in early 2022 on a trial of improvements for pedestrians along Chester Street Oakleigh, near Eaton Mall, to curb aggressive driver behaviour.
These improvements include trialling a 20km/ph shared zone on Chester Street (25m east and 33m west of Eaton Mall), road humps along Chester Street and a 30km/ph speed limit in the area bounded by Warrigal Road, Atherton Road, Hanover Street and Portman Street.
The shared zone would give pedestrians the right to share the road space with vehicles. To create safe space, traffic calming measures including road marking and road humps would be introduced.
The shared space would also include planters, graphics on the road and bollards to reduce traffic speed and give pedestrians more space.
New road humps along Chester Street will help to reduce vehicle speed without impacting on-street parking. The 20km/ph shared zone and30km/ph speed limit both require Department of Transport approval.
Council will consult with local traders and the community on the changes in early 2022.
Report to Council Chester Street and Eaton Mall Pedestrian Improvements