City of Cockburn hosting traffic congestion workshop


Urban transport planner and author Rachel Smith will speak at Cockburn’s decongestion workshop on November 11.
Urban transport planner and author Rachel Smith will speak at Cockburn’s decongestion workshop on November 11.

A WORKSHOP centred on easing traffic congestions will be hosted at the Cockburn Seniors Centre on November 11.

Urban transport planner and author Rachel Smith has signed on as a guest speaker.

Ms Smith, who was invited to speak about city planning at the 2016 House of Lords Seminar Series in the UK on October 24, will share her insight into reducing clogged roads.

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Congestion was the top issue raised by the community in the City of Cockburn’s Community Perceptions Scorecard.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said improved footpaths and cycleways were also raised as priorities.

“I encourage residents with an interest in reducing traffic congestion in our city to come to this free workshop,” he said.

“Council representatives and other stakeholders are participating in a separate workshop with Ms Smith earlier on the same day.

“We are all keen to find smarter ways to deal with this issue.”

What: Decongestion Workshop with urban and transport planner Rachel Smith.

Where: City of Cockburn Seniors Centre, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood.

When: 6-8pm, Friday, November 11.

Information: The event is free. To register, visit www.cockburn.wa.gov.au.