Pennant Hills CBD – Proposed 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) and Public Domain Improvements
Council, in partnership with Transport for NSW, has identified Pennant Hills CBD as a location that requires traffic improvements to ensure the safety of pedestrians. These works will also incorporate tree plantings which will provide the benefits of cooler places and improved street appeal.
The proposed treatment is aimed at improving pedestrian amenity by providing a self-enforcing low speed environment consisting of the following devices:
- 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area in parts of Yarrara Road, Shields Lane, Ramsay Road, Hillcrest Road, Fisher Avenue and Railway Parade
- Raised Threshold Entries with landscaped blister islands in Yarrara Road, Ramsay Road, Hillcrest Road and Fisher Avenue
- Median traffic island in Yarrara Road at Hillcrest Road
- Pedestrian refuge islands in Ramsay Road
- Landscaped kerb blister islands in Hillcrest Road
- Pedestrian refuge islands in Fisher Avenue near Pennant Hills Road
- Associated pavement delineation and traffic signs
Hornsby Council is investing approximately $650’000 in this project, which comes from NSW Government grant which was received last year.
The Civic Trust supports the proposal in principle, with minor amendments, and we are liaising with Council traffic safety engineers. The proposal will improve the road safety of pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers in the Pennant Hills Town Centre, which will likely improve the amenity.
Hornsby Council is inviting your feedback on this proposal, until March 4th, 2020. So go on, and have your say!