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CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

23 August 2016

Traffic flow and safety on Greenhill Road, between Glynburn Road and Anzac Highway will be improved with a change in operating hours for clearways and bicycle lane times beginning from late August as part of Operation Moving Traffic.

The new hours of operation for clearways and bicycle lanes on Greenhill Road will be as follows:

Anzac Highway to Fullarton Road: 7.00 am to 10.00 am and 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm (both eastbound and westbound) Monday to Friday.

Fullarton Road to Glynburn Road: 7.00 am to 10.00 am westbound and 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm eastbound, Monday to Friday.

Previous clearway hours were 7.30 am to 9.00 am and 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Signs indicating changes to parking restrictions will be installed in two stages: Anzac Highway to Fullarton Road commencing August 28, 2016 with an expected completion date of mid-September, 2016 and Fullarton Road to Glynburn Road commencing mid-September with an expected completion date of late October, 2016 (weather permitting).

The change extends the clearway and bike lane operation hours aiming to reduce the high incidence of rear-end, side-swipe and hit-parked road crashes occurring within these extended peak period times with clearer lanes for different road users.

The Federal Office of Road Safety found that the accident reductions expected are: 20% for rear end accidents, 50% for hit parked/parking vehicles, and 30% for vehicle hits pedestrian type accidents (by the absence of parked vehicles which hide pedestrians).

Greenhill Road was also chosen as parking analysis has highlighted that motorists generally avoid parking on Greenhill Road with safer options available in surrounding streets and there is capacity for further parking in indented parking bays.

Operation Moving Traffic is a State Government initiative to provide low-cost simple solutions to tackle congestion on arterial roads while helping to improve safety.

The Greenhill Road change in clearway and bike lane times recognises that traffic conditions have changed in the metropolitan area over the past few years and new hours of operation are needed to reflect this.

These changes will ensure the most effective use of limited arterial road space and supports the objectives of Operation Moving Traffic which is about moving people and goods safely and efficiently, to meet the community’s transport, economic and social needs.

A survey seeking feedback on the changes will be available from the Operation Moving Traffic website six months after the new hours are implemented. An evaluation of the travel time benefits and local impacts will be undertaken after 12 months. Feedback from the community will help form part of this review.

For real time traffic information download the Addinsight app for Apple or Android or visit the Traffic SA website.