Improve pedestrian safety along Chute Street, Diamond Creek
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Vic Roads, working with Nillumbik Shire Council, must explore and take action to reduce the speed limit along Chute Street, Diamond Creek.
The recent near fatality in April this year of a local resident crossing the pedestrian lights in Chute Street, Diamond Creek only heightens and raises awareness once again of this dangerous section.
There are numerous incidents and near misses, and local residents must continue to advocate for change. Whatever change that might be to keep our local community and young people safe.
Motorists travelling east from Greensborough into Diamond Creek along Main Road, then into Chute Street, face a deviation to the right on the road, travelling down a hill and almost instantly a pedestrian crossing is upon them. Motorists travelling at speed, drivers unaware of the impending pedestrian crossing, and dark slippery roads heightens the possibility of a car accident with a car rear ending another who has stopped at the lights, or worse hitting a pedestrian crossing the designated pedestrian lights.
Travelling east from Diamond Creek central towards Greensborough, again measures should be taken to encourage motorists to reduce speed near the busy intersection and pedestrian crossing. Many logging trucks use Main Hurstbridge Road, and Chute Street and on occasions travel at frightening speed and would have very little chance of pulling up quickly with their heavy load.
Vic Roads, State Government and Nillumbik Shire Council, must put their full weight behind this problem and explore possible scenarios that could reduce the possibility of another near fatality or at worse a death.
Some ideas from the Diamond Creek Traders Association, who are adovocating heavily to raise awareness and bring about change, include erecting flashing lights at the top of Chute Street to assist in alerting motorists that they are approaching a pedestrian crossing, reducing the speed to 40 km hour (for safety not a revenue making proposition), road treatments that might encourage motorosts to slow down and be more alert.
The pedestrian crossing is used by many local residents, and more importantly primary school children from local Diamond Creek Primary School which is within 100 metres of the pedestrian crossing.
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