A group of Mount Pleasant residents who are fed up with hoon drivers on their street are calling for better speed management measures.
A petition for City of Ballarat to investigate the installation of a chicane, speed humps and other effective speed reduction measures will be considered at a council meeting on Wednesday night.
The petition signed by 19 Ballarat residents says the stretch of Cobden Street between Magpie Street and Trees Street was attractive to hoon and speeding drivers.
No one obeys the 40km/h signs, particularly going down the hill.Neill Jennings, Cobden Street resident
The problematic section of road is near Mount Pleasant Primary School and Peady Street Reserve.
"While many people observe the 50 and 40 km zones, there is still dangerous speeding by both cars and motorbikes," the petition reads.
"In addition to this, the area is currently attractive to drivers doing burnouts and generally using the stretch of road as a stunt or race track.
"This makes the road extremely dangerous to residents and to school children attending Mount Pleasant Primary School. It also generates serious and unacceptable levels of noise."
Cobden Street resident Neill Jennings said he often heard people speeding down the road, particularly at night time.
He recalls incidences where cars have taken out school crossing poles outside his home and a small shelter across the street.
"No one obeys the 40km/h signs, particularly going down the hill," he said.
"I have been worried before that a car would come through my front fence.
"Speed humps would solve the issue without too much expense."
The City of Ballarat agenda details an officer recommendation for council to received the petition, refer it to the chief executive for consideration and response, or for a report to a future council meeting.
City of Ballarat central ward councillor Belinda Coates said requests from residents for traffic management measures should be closely considered to make local neighbourhoods safer and more liveable.
"If there are particular areas that need slowing down we should be looking at them on an as need basis, so it is good the residents have brought it to our attention and we can have a close look at it," she said.