City of Nedlands streets chosen for new road safety campaign

The proposed safe active streets in Nedlands.
The proposed safe active streets in Nedlands.

ELIZABETH Street and Jenkins Avenue are in the spotlight for a multi-million dollar City of Nedlands and Department of Transport safety project.

The two roads form part of the Department’s Safe Active Streets Program, which promotes reduced vehicle speeds to allow cars and bicycles to share the street safely, and establishing a higher priority for pedestrians.

Fully funded by the State Government with an expected cost of between $2 million and $2.5 million, the safe active street will start from the Town of Claremont boundary at Bay Road and go along Jenkins Avenue to Dalkeith Road to connect with Elizabeth Street.

It will stop at the Broadway intersection with Elizabeth Street at the City of Perth boundary.

Nedlands mayor Max Hipkins said Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue were chosen because of existing low traffic and low speeds, and new measures would make the streets safer for the community to enjoy.

“This allows for the implementation of the safest and most direct route that will promote access to the greatest number of local amenities, including schools, shops, the university, sports fields and parks,” he said.

“Additional trees and greenery will also be planted to provide shade for users and improve the visual appeal of the streets.”

To have your say on the project, head to yourvoice.nedlands.wa.gov.au or view the proposed designs at the City of Nedlands administration centre, Nedlands Library or Tresillian Arts Centre.

Community information sessions will be held from 5pm to 7pm on February 12 at Adam Armstrong Pavilion, and 4pm to 6pm on February 19 at Loreto Nedlands Primary School.

The consultation period ends at 5pm on March 6.

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