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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Safety the priority with speed limit change on Rokeby Road

Shoppers and diners in Subiaco’s vibrant town centre can look forward to improved safety after the speed limit on Rokeby Road, between Roberts and Bagot roads, was recently reduced to 30km/h after years of campaigning.
 
The section of road, well-known as a destination for restaurant goers, coffee lovers and shoppers, was previously a 40km/h zone.
 
Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said the change was very welcome.
 
“The City has been working towards this change for some years now so this is a great win for the whole community,” she said.
 
“Increasing pedestrian and cyclist safety and amenity is an issue that has been raised with me time and time again. The 30km/h speed limit has been welcomed by locals, business owners and visitors alike.”
 
Local business owner Patrick Ryan also welcomed the speed limit reduction.
 
“Rokeby Road is well-known for its alfresco dining and café scene and I think reducing the speed limit will help to enhance this and make it more enjoyable for all,” he said.
 
“The town centre is not just about movement of cars; it’s also about people coming together to socialise, support local, do business and more, and I hope this change will help it become a more attractive and accessible destination.”
 
The City first proposed a change to the speed limit on this strip of Rokeby Road after a 2017 Council decision, but it was only supported by Main Roads after its speed zoning policy was recently updated.
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