The idea of a one-way loop road around the the Cronulla CBD to address traffic congestion has been talked about for many years.
Various people have made the suggestion to Sutherland Shire councillors, but the informal advice from council staff has been that it is not feasible.
Following recent representations from two residents, mayor Carmelo Pesce decided it was time for a formal examination of the idea.
In a mayoral minute, which received unanimous support at this week's council meeting, staff were asked to prepare a report for council's consideration on the potential for such a traffic change.
Cr Pesce told the Leader in his two years as mayor, "I have probably had the idea put to me two or three times".
"I have spoken to the ward councillors and I want to get a proper report to see whether it could possibly work."
The report will consider:
- Possible routes for a one-way loop.
- A high level description of the work that would be required to reconfigure the road network;
- An outline of the process that would need to be followed to implement the change.
- The likelihood of improvements to the efficiency of the road network and reductions in congestion.
- Impacts on the safety and convenience of drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
- A high level preliminary estimate of the cost to reconfigure the road network to facilitate a one-way loop.