City to trial traffic calming measures along Bakers Lane Strathfieldsaye

The City of Greater Bendigo will trial temporary traffic calming measures along a 400 metre, gravel section of Bakers Lane Strathfieldsaye between Guys Hill Road and Taylors Lane.

City of Greater Bendigo Acting Engineering Manager Nathan Sartori said the trial is in response to observed increases in traffic volumes and speed and complaints regarding dust and pedestrian and cyclist safety.

“While this section of Bakers Lane does not provide direct access to any properties, it is understood to be largely used as a short-cut, convenience route by residents east of Taylors Lane who are seeking to access Tannery Lane, Guys Hill Road and Strathfieldsaye Road,” Mr Sartori said.

“The temporary traffic calming measures will include the installation of water filled barrier pinch points to reduce traffic flows down to one lane and slow traffic through the area.

“If the trial proves successful the City may consider installation of longer-term infrastructure.

“The City has also applied to the Department of Transport to permanently reduce the speed limit to 50 kilometres per hour.

“In 2023 the City placed counters on the section of road and found that about 350 vehicles use the road each day.”

Bakers Lane runs from Tannery Lane through to Mannes Lane Strathfieldsaye and is comprised of sections of both sealed and gravel road. Although accessible from both ends, it is closed to through traffic at Emu Creek.

The City is planning to install the temporary measures in June 2024.

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