Monday, 01 July 2024

Urban Road Safety Program coming to Subiaco

Across WA, speed is the most common contributing factor for severe crashes occurring in local streets and intersections.

To address these safety concerns, the State Government, via Main Roads WA, has developed the fully funded Urban Road Safety Program, to reduce serious crashes on local roads and create safer, more welcoming streets, where people are more likely to ride and walk.

The Urban Road Safety Program is designed to convert neighbourhood streets into low-speed environments that are more accessible and safer for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. This involves installing traffic calming treatments, appropriate signage and line markings to reduce vehicle speeds within these precincts to 40 km/hour (from 50/km hour).

The City of Subiaco, in collaboration with Main Roads WA, has identified two neighbourhood precincts; the Subi East precinct and Subiaco Station precinct, to implement this program. These two neighbourhood precincts were selected by Main Roads WA through its scoring system based on historical crash data and activity volume.

The City is proposing to undertake Urban Road Safety Program works within these precincts, with the aim to reduce speed and create a safer environment of all road users. These safety improvement works will be fully funded by Main Roads WA as part of the 2023/2024 Urban Road Safety Program.

Subject to consultation outcomes, the works are proposed to be implemented in the 2024/2025 financial year.

Consultation – tell us your thoughts

Consultation for this project is open from Wednesday 26 June 2024 and Wednesday 17 July 2024.

To view the concept design plans, read the project FAQs and provide your feedback please visit this link: https://www.haveyoursay.subiaco.wa.gov.au/urban-road-safety.

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