Leura Local Area Traffic Management Study

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Blue Mountains City Council has been developing a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study for the Leura Village precinct. The development of LATM studies are a key action from the Blue Mountains Integrated Transport Strategic Plan, and will assist in improving safety and minimising traffic issues within town centres. This study will take a holistic evidence-based assessment of current traffic conditions in the town centre, and will outline a framework of targeted solutions to alleviate current traffic and transport conflict and improve the overall amenity of the Leura Village.

In 2018, community consultation was engaged to better understand the existing traffic and transport related issues in Leura. Using this information along with the data that was collected. a list of potential LATM options or recommendations were developed. This formed part of the Leura LATM Options Report which also presents the assessment outcomes of the existing infrastructure, traffic behaviour, outcomes from the stakeholder engagement process and the proposed options to be further investigated. The options contained in the Options Report is aim to improve the overall safety for all road users, provide greater pedestrian and cyclist friendly facilities and management strategies around tourist coaches.

Following a review of the options in the Options Report, a few were identified as requiring further investigation using a traffic model to better understand the impacts to the road network. This led to the Leura LATM Traffic Modelling Study. The aims of the study was to conduct a technical assessment of the road network performance given the implementation of the LATM recommendations that proposed network changes. As part of the modelling study, an existing conditions analysis was undertaken to review the current road network conditions, pedestrian activity, tourist coach activity and the forecast land use changes based on proposed developments in the area at the time. A technical review was also conducted on the road network recommendations before modelling.

The work from the Options Report and Traffic Modelling study informed the development of the final LATM options that are being proposed during this consultation period.

Blue Mountains City Council has been developing a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study for the Leura Village precinct. The development of LATM studies are a key action from the Blue Mountains Integrated Transport Strategic Plan, and will assist in improving safety and minimising traffic issues within town centres. This study will take a holistic evidence-based assessment of current traffic conditions in the town centre, and will outline a framework of targeted solutions to alleviate current traffic and transport conflict and improve the overall amenity of the Leura Village.

In 2018, community consultation was engaged to better understand the existing traffic and transport related issues in Leura. Using this information along with the data that was collected. a list of potential LATM options or recommendations were developed. This formed part of the Leura LATM Options Report which also presents the assessment outcomes of the existing infrastructure, traffic behaviour, outcomes from the stakeholder engagement process and the proposed options to be further investigated. The options contained in the Options Report is aim to improve the overall safety for all road users, provide greater pedestrian and cyclist friendly facilities and management strategies around tourist coaches.

Following a review of the options in the Options Report, a few were identified as requiring further investigation using a traffic model to better understand the impacts to the road network. This led to the Leura LATM Traffic Modelling Study. The aims of the study was to conduct a technical assessment of the road network performance given the implementation of the LATM recommendations that proposed network changes. As part of the modelling study, an existing conditions analysis was undertaken to review the current road network conditions, pedestrian activity, tourist coach activity and the forecast land use changes based on proposed developments in the area at the time. A technical review was also conducted on the road network recommendations before modelling.

The work from the Options Report and Traffic Modelling study informed the development of the final LATM options that are being proposed during this consultation period.