Taking a closer look at traffic congestion

Monday 19 May 2014

Tram in traffic - Burke Road Camberwell

Yarra Trams is supporting a survey which asks road users to nominate areas where heavy traffic causes delays.

The RACV's Redspot Survey is held every two years with the aim of identifying the state's most congested road locations.

It asks drivers, riders, walkers and public transport users to list trouble areas for traffic congestion in their neighbourhood or along their regular journey.

The results are then analysed by RACV transport engineering experts who will pass them onto VicRoads, local councils and Public Transport Victoria in an effort to fix the congestion issues raised.

After the 2012 Redspot survey $800 million in funding was committed to removing trouble spots around Victoria.

With 80 per cent of our network shared with mixed traffic Yarra Trams already works with government and councils to get positive outcomes for tram drivers and passengers, but every vote for a tram hotspot counts.

The State Government has announced that they will be removing the level crossing at Gardiner Station on Route 72. Approximately 25,700 vehicles, 150 trains and 95 trams travel through this intersection every day. At some times during the day train boomgates are down for 38 minutes in an hour.

To nominate your redspot visit redspotsurvey.com.au by 31 May.

Redspot specials

While most routes have some areas where heavy congestion is an issue, some of the spots around the network that cause us significant traffic trouble are:

  • Toorak Road (Route 8)
  • Glenferrie Road (Route 16)
  • Sydney Road (Route 19)
  • Burke Road (Route 72)
  • Chapel Street (Route 78/79)
  • Smith Street (Route 86)