Local Traffic Committee Meeting
A Local Traffic Committee Meeting of Byron Shire Council will be held as follows:
Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Katherine Boulton – Roads and Maritime Services
Snr Constable Chris Davis – Police
Cr Basil Cameron
Tamara Smith MP
Director Infrastrucutre Services I2019/88
Local Traffic Committee Meeting
3.1 Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 31 December 2018
6. Regulatory Matters
6.1 Council Resolution 18-626 - Free Motor Bike Parking in Byron....................................... 3
6.2 Bayshore Drive Roundabout Project - Traffic Management............................................ 9
6.3 Signage requests from Compliance Team - Lighthouse Road and No Name Lane, Byron Bay 12
6.4 Byron Bay Transport Interchange - Regulatory Signage................................................ 17
6.5 Railway Hotel and Lawson Street South Carparks - Regulatory Signage..................... 19
7. Matters for Traffic Engineering Advice
7.1 Adoption of Constitution for Local Traffic Committee.................................................... 24
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.1
Report No. 6.1 Council Resolution 18-626 - Free Motor Bike Parking in Byron
File No: I2018/2413
COUNCIL RESOLUTION 18-626
1. That Council note the status and proposed actions relating to the parking schemes in Mullumbimby, Bangalow and Brunswick Heads.
2. That Council receive a further report detailing the performance review of the parking schemes at Mullumbimby, Bangalow and Brunswick Heads at the April 2019 Council meeting.
3. That within the current inactive zones associated with current parking layouts and existing kerb blisters, Council undertake a 12 month trial to provide free motorcycle and scooter parking spaces in the following:
· Western edge of the beach front car park at the north end of Jonson St.
· On southern edge of Bay St in front of the Beach Hotel.
· The eastern end of Lateen Lane (aka Lawson Lane in Google maps)
· Council car park at the north end of Middleton St.
4. That the current parking spaces for motorbike / scooter parking in Wategos be provided free of charge during the trial
In respect of items 1 and 2 above, no action is required from LTC.
The report below outlines the recommended process to role out items 3 and 4 above and seeks concurrence from LTC for the necessary changes in parking signage and line marking to enact the resolution.
Council resolved to prove a 12 month trial to provide free motorcycle and scooter parking at the above locations and convert the metered motorcycle spaces at Wategos to free parking during the trial period.
Prior to rolling out the free motorcycle parking the concept design is being submitted to LTC for regulatory advice. This is due to:
· The spaces being located within a number of Parking Schemes within Byron,
· The conversion of Pay Parking to Free Parking, and
· The changes proposed to regulatory signs and lines.
CONCEPT DESIGN LAYOUT
The snippet below represent to concept layouts. Note linemarking and drawings not to scale but still reflect the number of spaces proposed – 25 spaces. Only 10 each are proposed in Lanteen Lane and Bay St to ensure adequate sight lines and clearance for cars and pedestrians.
PAY PARKING SCHEME IMPACTS
The proposed trial is not expected to significantly impact the pay parking schemes in Byron Bay.
Currently motor bikes are required to pay the metered pay parking fee for using a standard car space. Introducing 25 new motor bike spaces will free up 25 car spaces for cars.
At Wategos there are currently 12 motor bike spaces that are metered. Anecdotally, these spaces are not in high demand. Converting them to free parking is not expected to significantly impact Pay Parking revenue.
LTC is requested to support changes to regulatory parking signage and line marking as detailed in the concepts and /or as deemed necessary to implement items 3 and 4 of Council resolution 18-626.
That Council endorse modifications to regulatory parking signage and line marking in Byron Bay and Wategos Beach area deemed necessary to implement the proposed motorcycle parking identified in Council Resolution 18-626.
Regulatory Matters 6.2 - Attachment 1
File No: I2019/48
The Bayshore Drive Roundabout project involved implementing some additional traffic control measures to effectively manage the traffic during construction. When traffic measures are implemented as part of a roadworks project, they do not require LTC approval. These measures included:-
1. No Right Turn into Melaleuca Drive when driving eastbound on Ewingsdale Road. This was implemented as a result of the No U-Turn signs not being effective enough to reduce the number of ‘shortcutting’ motorists when traffic was banking up on Bayshore Drive as requested by Police.
Now that the roundabout has been constructed, the Bayshore Drive intersection functionality will improve and the shortcut movements should significantly reduce. To assist local residents access their properties down Melaleuca Drive, it is suggested the signage revert to No U-Turn and continue to be monitored to ensure this level of regulation is effective. This intersection may be modified as part of the Ewingsdale Road duplication project, at which time modelling will confirm the arrangement and formation of the road at this location.
2. No Parking at the entrance to Banksia Drive on both sides of the road as per the attached plan. This was implemented as a result of the additional traffic on Banksia Drive and the resulting congestion at the entrance to Banksia Drive.
This temporary arrangement was not removed at the completion of the roundabout works as it has been deemed to be an effective traffic control measure at the entrance to Banksia Drive in making it safer for the large number of vehicles using this intersection. Therefore, it is proposed to remain in place until such time as the entrance to Banksia Drive is modified as part of the Ewingsdale Road duplication project. At this time it is anticipated that this intersection (subject to modelling and detailed design) may become a left in, left out only intersection, which would negate the need for the additional space created by No Parking. At this time, it could be reviewed and possibly removed.
1. That the signs at Melaleuca Drive remain permanently as No U-Turn until such time as the entrance to Melaleuca Drive and the formation of Ewingsdale Road is upgraded or modified as part of the Ewingsdale Road duplication project.
2. That the No Parking at the entrance to Banksia Drive remain in place until such time as the entrance to Banksia Drive is upgraded or modified as part of the Ewingsdale Road duplication project.
3. That both of these locations are monitored and reviewed as part of the Ewingsdale Road duplication project to ensure the relevancy of the traffic control measures in place as the project progresses.
4. That the businesses with road frontage that has been directly affected by the No Parking on Banksia Drive be notified of the permanency of the arrangement.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.3
File No: I2019/52
Council’s Parking Enforcement team have described the following traffic issues:
Lighthouse Road Byron Bay
Vehicles are constantly parking along the southern side of the road between No Name Lane and Lee Lane. Drivers are often parking their vehicles in a dangerous position and enforcement officers are unable to issue infringements without parking signage.
Council receives numerous complaints and requests from the public to have something done about this stretch of road. It is recommended that the installation of “No Stopping” signs and yellow line marking where considered appropriate would make this road safer for the public. The images below show how close the vehicles are to the road.
Figure 1. Lighthouse Road near Lee Lane
Figure 2. Lighthouse Road near Lee Lane, looking southwest.
No Name Road (Unnamed Road 10)
The entire lane way has become a popular area for vehicles parking and camping on both sides of the lane and on corners making it narrow and difficult for residents to enter and exit their properties. In addition, if an emergency vehicle such as a fire truck had to enter it would be virtually impossible for them to perform their duties as access would not be possible.
It is recommended that the installation of “No Stopping” signs and yellow line marking where considered appropriate would make this road safer for the public and provide for better access for emergency vehicles.
Figure 3. Un-named Road 10
Figure 4. Un-named Road 10
Figure 5. Un-named Road 10
That Council install “No Stopping” signs and yellow line marking where considered appropriate in Lighthouse Road and No Name Road Byron Bay to improve road safety.
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.4
File No: I2019/83
This report seeks LTC concurrence and endorsement for the proposed regulatory signs and line marking for the Byron Bay Transport Interchange project.
This project is a Transport for NSW project, being delivered by Sydney Trains. The road area is located on Transport for NSW land however; Council and the Local Traffic Committee are still required to endorse the line marking and regulatory signage through the LTC process.
A detailed pavement marking and signage plan will be available at the meeting in A2 format.
That the Local Traffic Committee endorse the Line Marking and Signage Plan for the Byron Bay Transport Interchange as per Attachment 1 (#E2019/5213).
1 BYRON BAY TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE - LINE MARKING AND REGULATORY SIGNAGE, E2019/5213 , page 18⇩
Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6.5
File No: I2019/86
This report seeks LTC concurrence and endorsement for the proposed regulatory signs and line marking for the Railway Hotel and Lawson Street South Carparks, Byron Bay.
This project is a Transport for NSW project, being delivered by Sydney Trains. The car park area is located mostly on Transport for NSW land, with a small portion on Council land however; Council and the Local Traffic Committee are still required to endorse the line marking and regulatory signage through the LTC process.
A detailed pavement marking and signage plan will be available at the meeting in A2 format.
That the Local Traffic Committee endorse the Line Marking and Signage Plan for the Railway Hotel and Lawson Street South Carparks as per Attachment 1 (#E2019/5499);
1 RAILWAY HOTEL AND LAWSON STREET SOUTH CARPARKS - LINE MARKING AND REGULATORY SIGNAGE, E2019/5499 , page 20⇩
Matters for Traffic Engineering Advice 7.1 - Attachment 1
Report No. 7.1 Adoption of Constitution for Local Traffic Committee
File No: I2019/50
At the Local Traffic Committee meeting of 16 January 2018, the committee discussed matters in relation to Report No.6.1 – Council resolutions and Recommendation Processes.
From those discussions, a draft constitution for the Local Traffic Committee was developed and presented to the Local Traffic Committee at the 15th May meeting where the Local Traffic Committee recommended:
That the draft constitution attached to this report is noted and the committee comments be provided to finalise the constitution document prior to adoption by Council.
At the 23 August 2018 ordinary Council meeting, Council resolved as follows:-
On the 20 November 2018, the scheduled Local Traffic Committee meeting was deferred due to the absence of the Chairperson and uncertainty about procedural matters when these circumstances occur. As a consequence, the Constitution was not formally adopted.
This event highlighted the potential need to include in the Constitution a procedure for nominating a Vice Chairperson who would step in to run meetings in the absence of the Chairperson and procedures to be followed to enable meetings to be held as the current frequency of meetings is problematic to approvals timing for community events and the like when meetings need to be cancelled or deferred.
The committee is requested to review the final draft document, consider any further changes in respect of chairing meetings, modify the document where necessary and recommend that Council adopt the 2018 Local Traffic Committee Constitution, in accordance with RMS guidelines and any other regulations, and procedures relating to the delegation to Councils, as set out in Section 50 of the Transport Administration Act 1998.
That Council adopt the Constitution for the Local Traffic Committee.
1 DRAFT Constitution Local Traffic Committee 2018 (version 003), E2018/72629 , page 26⇩