City of Melville could get Safe Active Street in Ardross

The City of Melville will consider progressing a Safe Active Street proposal in Ardross.
The City of Melville will consider progressing a Safe Active Street proposal in Ardross.

THE City of Melville will make a decision about progressing a Safe Active Street proposal in Ardross during a council meeting this month.

The proposed street would encompass Links Road, a section of Collier Road, Millington Street and Hope Road onto Wilcock Street, between Garden City and the Riseley Centre.

The Department of Transport would fully-fund the project, which is set to cost up to $850,000.

Links Road Safe Active Street would have a speed limit of 30kmh, 4.5m wide roads and one-way slow points at different sections to encourage people to cycle.

The council will vote on whether to approve the proposal for the street at a council meeting on June 19.

There are three other Safe Active Streets in the Perth metropolitan area, including Shakespeare Street in Mount Hawthorn.

City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox said the project started after an approach from the Department of Transport.

“It’s about trying to link up the centres and getting people on the roads on their bicycles,” he said.

A number of councillors asked questions at the June 5 briefing session about whether any public consultation had been undertaken.

A council officer mentioned that stakeholder engagement would take place in the 2018-19 financial year, along with the council endorsement detailed design and construction would then take place in the 2019-2020 financial year.

Among the aims of the street include increasing safety for road users, increasing the number of people cycling and reducing vehicle speeds.

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