Speed drops to 40 km/h in Bayswater town centre

Mayor Dan Bull and Maylands MLA Lisa Baker. Picture: Kristie Lim
Mayor Dan Bull and Maylands MLA Lisa Baker. Picture: Kristie Lim

THE 40 km/h speed signs in the Bayswater town centre have been officially switched on.

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker, Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull and Main Roads director of metropolitan operations Peter Sewell unveiled the electronic signs on Monday.

In July 2018, Bayswater Council supported a motion to implement a 40 km/h zone in the town centre.

Thirteen months later, six electronic signs have been installed on King William Street between Whatley Crescent and Murray Street, the corner of King William Street and Hill Street and the corner of Coode Street and Mills Avenue.

Main Roads WA director of metropolitan operations Peter Sewell, Mayor Dan Bull, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker, electrician Keith Grace, community technician Darren Utting and engineer David Malcman (behind). Picture: Kristie Lim

The signs will operate from 7.30am to 10pm, with the speed limit being set at 60 km/h outside of this time period.

As part of the works, the Bayswater bridge height sign will be relocated.

Main Roads spokesman Dean Roberts said the static signs which were placed on top of electronic signs for testing have been removed.

Ms Baker said the installation of speed signs came about after a “big push” from the community and councillors.

“Slower speeds will make Bayswater safer and hopefully encourage more residents, visitors and shoppers to visit the town centre,” she said.

WATCH: Unveiling of the first 40 km/h sign

We are here on King William Street in Bayswater, unveiling the electronic 40km/h signs for the first time 🚙

Posted by Eastern Reporter on Sunday, 11 August 2019

 

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