The City of Melville has received funding from the Department of Transport
to create a series of safe active streets linking Garden City Shopping
Centre and Riseley Street Activity Centre.
Safe active streets are local streets with few cars, traveling at low speeds
that prioritise bicycling and enhance conditions for walking. They are
an important, new part of Perth’s transport network offering safe and
comfortable routes for people riding bikes and walking.
The proposed route for the safe active streets encompasses:
- Links Road;
- Collier Road south of Millington Street;
- Millington Street east of Collier Road;
- Hope Road north of Millington Street; and
- Willcock Street
This route was chosen because it is already a defined, active link between Garden City Shopping Centre and Riseley Street Activity Centre. It also passes by Applecross Senior High School and Ardross Primary School, helping to create a safer, slow speed environment that encourages students to walk and cycle to school.
Step 1: Share your comments about the route of the proposed Safe Active Street
How to use the interactive map
Zoom in and out of the map using the + and - button
Click and drag on the map to move it around
Click "Add Marker", place the marker on a spot along the route to share your thoughts and ideas.
You can choose to provide a comment or ask a question using a coloured pin that most closely represents you.
“I am a resident along this route” this is close to my house and I park on the street
“I use this route regularly” Will this make my journey to work longer using Links Road?
“My trip to school” I drop my kids off to school here, what will change?
You can also upload an image.
Step 2: Register your interest in the Community Workshop
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Hosted by the Dept of Transport and the City of Melville, the workshop will include a presentation on the community’s feedback and focus on commonly identified matters that could inform design changes.
About the consultation
This project is funded by the Department of Transport, but will be constructed in partnership with the City of Melville. Before a detailed design can be developed it is important to consider the needs of people most likely to be impacted by the proposed route of the Safe Active Street and it's construction.
We are contacting:
- People who live or own property along the route affected by the safe active streets project along Almondbury Rd, Links Rd, Collier St, Millington St, Hope Road and Willcock St.
- Businesses along the safe active streets
- Residents living close to zones of new embayed parking
- Residents living close to the intersections where there will be a road priority change
- The school communities of Applecross SHS and Ardross Primary School
Letters will be sent and signage will be displayed along the route.
There will be two major opportunities for community participation.
- On Melville Talks, people will be able to place a pin on an interactive map showing the route of the Safe Active Street and share any comments they may have. This part of the consultation will begin on 12 October and finish on 26 October.
- By attending a community workshop co-hosted by the Department of Transport and the City of Melville, the workshop program will include a presentation on the community’s feedback and focus on commonly identified matters that could inform design changes.
It will be used to provide a visual representation about how the streets are currently used by local people as a point of reference for the project team.
It will also help the project team to mitigate potential disruptions to everyday life in the short term and consider what should be retained, replaced or enhanced on the streets in the long term.
The data will be analysed and report will be submitted to Council.
The final detailed design will then be developed, taking into consideration community feedback, and made available for public comment before referral to Council for endorsement.
If approved, construction will begin in 2019-2020, with the project fully-funded by the Department of Transport through their Safe Active Streets Program, with ongoing maintenance included in the City’s standard asset maintenance schedules, which is not expected to cost more than maintaining a normal road.
Any feedback provided by the community will be posted on Melville Talks.
Fly through the route of the proposed Safe Active Street and see the differences.
Existing vs Proposed
Artist impressions and concept drawings
The impetus for the safe active streets originated with the redevelopment of Garden City and the subsequent upgrading of the surrounding road network. The artistic impressions were commissioned in 2012. Connecting Garden City to the Riseley Street Activity Centre became a reality in 2015-2016. This coupled with the Department of Transport’s focus on creating slower speed environments for cyclists and pedestrians, that connect to the wider cycling/pedestrian network encompassing areas of commercial activity, education and public transport hubs, provided the catalyst to push ahead with the Links Road Safe Active Streets project.
- Who will benefit from the safe active streets?
- How does the Safe Active Streets Project fit into the State’s transport network?
- How is the project being funded?
- Will there be any inconvenience to the residents along the proposed safe active street?
- Why change the street for bikes? People can ride if they want to now
- Will there be big groups of fast cyclists riding down the street?