Mt Lawley residents against road changes

Mt Lawley Residents Association past president Mike Kuzich and president Ian Merker at the intersection of First Avenue and Carrington Street. Picture: Supplied.
Mt Lawley Residents Association past president Mike Kuzich and president Ian Merker at the intersection of First Avenue and Carrington Street. Picture: Supplied.

MOUNT Lawley residents say City of Stirling plans to improve traffic safety will not work.

The recently re-formed Mt Lawley Ratepayers Association has been lobbying for changes to Carrington Street where it meets First and Second avenues.

The City suggested creating a raised platform at the intersections or to install median islands leading into the intersection.

Association president Ian Merker said they had commissioned a report by traffic engineers Cardno thanks to “generous financial support by an interested party” and visited examples of the traffic treatments around Perth.

Cardno’s report found a raised platform at First and Carrington would not meet the standard guidelines for sight lines and at both intersections, suggested a roundabout would be preferable.

“What we want is just to improve safety in our area,” Mr Merker said.

“We just don’t believe the raised traffic platforms that they’re suggesting will make a difference.”

City infrastructure director Michael Littleton said they ran a “comprehensive consultation process” to address community concerns and believed the two options would help reduce the frequency and severity of crashes at the intersections.

“This is based on evaluation of similar treatments at other intersections, which have proven to be effective in reducing crashes and improving road safety at those locations,” he said.

“The City will review and consider the findings of the Cardno report in conjunction with all other input provided by the community during the community consultation phase.”

Mr Littleton said there was insufficient space to build roundabouts at the intersections and could be unsafe.

The City is assessing community feedback and will create a report to present to council.