Accessible City Strategy

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Speed limits would be dropped to 40km/h in all residential areas in Vincent by 2023 under a bold new strategy aimed at improving the City’s transport network.

The draft Accessible City Strategy 2020 – 2030 is an ambitious plan for Vincent’s transport network that is aimed at changing the way people travel.

Its vision is to create a ‘connected City of Vincent that puts people first, where getting around is safe, easy, environmentally friendly and enjoyable’.

Vincent's future transport network

Included in the draft strategy is a target to drop speed limits to 40km/h on Vincent’s residential streets over the next three years. The City is currently running a two-year 40km/h speed zone trial in residential streets bounded by Newcastle, Vincent and Charles streets and the Swan River.

A 12-month review of the trial found lower speed limits were effective in reducing speed and traffic crashes and encouraging people to walk or cycle. The review also found that street amenity improved and people reported feeling slightly safer on the streets. The full report of the 12-month evaluation by GHD is available here.

The current trial is showing that 40km/h on residential streets can improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists and create more liveable streets. We're keen to see whether our community wants to see a 40km/h speed limit on all residential streets, excluding our main roads.

The Accessible City Strategy also aims to make public transport connections, improve walking and cycling routes, reduce carbon emissions and make Vincent more attractive for pedestrians.

Currently, 67% of Vincent residents get to work by car, 18% catch public transport and 15% walk, cycle or use other modes of active transport.

Over the next decade, the City is aiming to encourage the amount of drivers to reduce to 48% and get 32% using public transport and 20% using active transport.

Share your thoughts

We would love to know your thoughts about the draft Accessible City Strategy. The draft strategy is available to view here and from the document library.

To share your thoughts, there is an online survey available below or you are welcome to send your feedback to us directly at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au or call us on 9273 6000.

We're also holding a community drop-in session at the City of Vincent Library on Saturday 13 February from 9am - 12pm. Community members are invited to come along, chat to the project team and ask questions about the strategy.

Feedback is invited until: 19 February 2021. For more information, contact us on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au



Speed limits would be dropped to 40km/h in all residential areas in Vincent by 2023 under a bold new strategy aimed at improving the City’s transport network.

The draft Accessible City Strategy 2020 – 2030 is an ambitious plan for Vincent’s transport network that is aimed at changing the way people travel.

Its vision is to create a ‘connected City of Vincent that puts people first, where getting around is safe, easy, environmentally friendly and enjoyable’.

Vincent's future transport network

Included in the draft strategy is a target to drop speed limits to 40km/h on Vincent’s residential streets over the next three years. The City is currently running a two-year 40km/h speed zone trial in residential streets bounded by Newcastle, Vincent and Charles streets and the Swan River.

A 12-month review of the trial found lower speed limits were effective in reducing speed and traffic crashes and encouraging people to walk or cycle. The review also found that street amenity improved and people reported feeling slightly safer on the streets. The full report of the 12-month evaluation by GHD is available here.

The current trial is showing that 40km/h on residential streets can improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists and create more liveable streets. We're keen to see whether our community wants to see a 40km/h speed limit on all residential streets, excluding our main roads.

The Accessible City Strategy also aims to make public transport connections, improve walking and cycling routes, reduce carbon emissions and make Vincent more attractive for pedestrians.

Currently, 67% of Vincent residents get to work by car, 18% catch public transport and 15% walk, cycle or use other modes of active transport.

Over the next decade, the City is aiming to encourage the amount of drivers to reduce to 48% and get 32% using public transport and 20% using active transport.

Share your thoughts

We would love to know your thoughts about the draft Accessible City Strategy. The draft strategy is available to view here and from the document library.

To share your thoughts, there is an online survey available below or you are welcome to send your feedback to us directly at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au or call us on 9273 6000.

We're also holding a community drop-in session at the City of Vincent Library on Saturday 13 February from 9am - 12pm. Community members are invited to come along, chat to the project team and ask questions about the strategy.

Feedback is invited until: 19 February 2021. For more information, contact us on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


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    Submissions close: 19 February 2021.

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