A community workshop addressing traffic problems in Applecross is planned

The Macrae Road Study Area.
The Macrae Road Study Area.

A COMMUNITY workshop addressing traffic problems around Macrae Road in Applecross is planned for next Wednesday, November 19.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City was investigating options to provide a safer environment and reduce congestion along the busy road in response to concerns raised by residents.

Mr Aubrey said there had been 14 bicycle-related collisions resulting in injuries in the area in the past five years, far more than in any other suburban street with a 50km/h limit in the City.

‘We have appointed consultants to review the existing cycle route and traffic movement along Macrae Road and prepare concept options, with the purpose of making the road safer for bike riders and reducing traffic congestion,’ Mr Aubrey said.

‘Maintaining a safe road network for all road users is essential and it is imperative we receive feedback from cyclists, residents, pedestrians and drivers to ensure we implement the best possible solution to improve safety in the area.

‘I strongly encourage anyone who uses Macrae Road to come along to the community workshop and discuss the proposed options.

‘Let us know your preferred option, or if you have any other ideas.

‘Alternatively, you can view the concepts and have your say online.’

The community workshop will be held on November 19, from 7pm to 9pm in the Athena Room, LeisureFit Melville (formerly Melville Recreation Centre), corner Stock Road and Canning Highway, Melville.

Online feedback closes at 5pm on Friday, November 28, and all feedback will be presented to the consultants for consideration in the final design.

Visit www.melvillecity.com .au/macraeroad or call 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666.