City of Melville to push ahead with Safe Active Street proposal in Ardross

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

SOME streets in Ardross could be reduced to a speed limit of 30khm after the City of Melville voted to progress the Safe Active Street proposal.

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 council voted last night to approve the proposal in principle and authorise the chief executive to sign off on a grant agreement between the City and the Department of Transport.

The department is set to fully fund the project, which is expected to cost up to $850,000.

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

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.

Dr Silcox said the project started after an approach from the Department.

“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.