Forest Hill Traffic Calming Trial

AlburyCity will be installing three flat-top road humps for a six-month trial period. This initiative aims to make our local streets safer for all people walking, riding, driving and catching public transport. This trial is due to commence March, 2024.


Council received a petition from residents of the Forrest Hill Estate, which included 138 signatures out of 292 properties. No signatures were received from Morningside Place, Lindsay Avenue, Jemalong Avenue or Nerida Avenue.

The petition requested a review of traffic movements, and an investigation into instances of speeding and hooning. It stated that the residents believed the estate was being used as a thoroughfare from West Albury to Glenroy and Lavington, resulting in high volumes of traffic and high vehicle speeds.

To address the concerns raised, Council engaged an external traffic consultant to investigate traffic movements and deliver a local area traffic management report.

The consultant collected traffic data in September and October 2023, placing vehicle classifiers placed at all entrances to the estate and five mid-block.

The collected data was used to determine high-level origin-destination movements as well as average daily traffic volumes and vehicle speeds. The analysed speeds showed compliance throughout the estate, with the exception of Forrest Hill Avenue, which showed significant speeding issues.

As a result, Council will install flat-top road humps on Forrest Hill Avenue for a trial period of six months. It is anticipated that these will reduce vehicle speeds without impacting access for service and emergency vehicles.

Throughout the trial, vehicle speeds will be monitored on Forrest Hill Avenue, Stedman Crescent and Uralla Avenue. At its completion, Council will undertake community engagement and opportunities for residents to provide feedback.

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