The City of Unley is committed to making our local streets safer, greener and more accessible across the City. The Councils Community Plan 2033, and supporting strategies highlight the important role local streets can play in the quality of life for residents across Unley.
In 2018, the Council identified of 24 key local streets across Unley for consideration as possible ‘Shared Streets’. These type of streets encourage pedestrians, cyclist and motorist to safely share the streets through a series of design interventions. Further analysis of walking and cycling routes, currently traffic trends, community concerns and neighbourhood context resulted in a short list of 9 local streets.
The key design principles for creating shared spaces, help reduce vehicle speeds, remove physical barriers separating street users and avoids traditional conventional traffic measures by instead using clever design initiatives to help slow vehicle behavior.
From the level of community support and assessment of most beneficial outcome for the neighbourhood, up to 2 of the 9 streets will be further developed with affected local residents. The final designs will then be put forward for Council consideration and are dependent on the expected cost and greater benefit for community.