Sounding out your say on Safe Active Streets

Sounding out your say on Safe Active Streets

A joint City of Nedlands and Department of Transport project has the potential to transform Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue – and the City wants to hear your thoughts.

The two Nedlands roads form part of the Department’s Safe Active Streets Program which promotes reduced vehicle speeds, allowing cars and bicycles to share the street more safely while establishing a higher priority for pedestrians.

Funded by the Department of Transport, the safe active street will start from the Town of Claremont boundary at Bay Road and go along Jenkins Avenue to Dalkeith Road to connect with Elizabeth Street.

It will stop at the Broadway intersection with Elizabeth Street at the City of Perth boundary.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue were chosen because of their existing low traffic volume and low traffic speeds.

“This allows for the implementation of the safest and most direct route that will promote access to the greatest number of local amenities, including schools, shops, the university, sports fields and parks,” he said.

“With the speed limits reduced and the implementation of various traffic calming measures, the streets will become much safer for the community to enjoy.

“Additional trees and greenery will also be planted to provide shade for users and to improve the visual appeal of the streets.

“Construction of stage one of the project could start on Elizabeth Street in 2018-19, followed by Jenkins Avenue in 2019-20 with the total cost between $2 million and $2.5 million, fully funded by the Department of Transport.”

To have your say, go to Your Voice Nedlands or view the proposed designs at the City of Nedlands administration centre, Nedlands Library or Tresillian Arts Centre.

Community information sessions will also be held 5pm to 7pm, 12 February, at Adam Armstrong Pavilion and 4pm to 6pm, 19 February, at the Loreto Nedlands Primary School Performing Arts Centre.

The consultation period closes 5pm, 6 March. For a larger view of the map below, please visit Your Voice Nedlands and scroll to page two.

A map outlining the proposed safe active street.