North Perth Traffic Calming

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The City of Vincent would like to know your thoughts about proposed traffic calming measures in the North Perth area bounded by Charles, View, Fitzgerald and Vincent Streets.

Background

In May 2018, a community petition was presented to Council asking the City to investigate traffic calming measures in North Perth. A report was subsequently submitted to Council in September 2018 and the matter was referred to the City’s Urban Mobility Advisory Group (UMAG) for consideration.

The City then held a community forum at the North Perth Town Hall in late 2018 and a further report was presented to Council on 11 December 2018. The City also engaged the services of an independent traffic engineering consultant to review traffic data. This resulted in the North Perth Precinct Traffic Study, which was presented to Council on 25 June 2019. The study recommends a number of traffic calming measures to slow traffic and deter ‘rat running’ through the area. If you have difficulty viewing the version presented to Council. A higher resolution version is available in the document menu.

What's proposed?

To improve road safety in North Perth, the City is proposing to install mid-block single lane slow points in the following streets:

  • Alma Road, between Camelia and Persimmon Streets
  • Camelia Street, between Vincent and Claverton Streets
  • Claverton Street, between Camelia and Alfonso Streets
  • Alfonso Street, between Calverton and Vincent Streets; and
  • Leake Street, between Grosvenor and Chelmsford Roads.

The design of the proposed slow points is shown here. These are the same as the slow points on Shakespeare Street as part of the Safe Active Streets Project. An alternative slow point design, commonly referred to as a ‘blister’, can be viewed here.

Both slow point designs are effective at slowing traffic and both designs incorporate trees. Please note that the installation of slow points typically results in the loss of up to four on-road parking spaces.

Future stage 2 traffic calming

We would also like to get your feedback on a possible second stage of traffic calming measures in North Perth. Stage 2 would feature raised plateaus at critical intersections in the precinct. An example of a raised plateau can be seen at the intersection of Chelmsford Road and Hutt Street in Mount Lawley.

At this stage, we would like to know what you think about the addition of raised plateaus as an additional traffic calming measure in North Perth. This is a consideration for the future, as the City’s initial funding allows for the installation of slow points, but not raised plateaus.

Fitzgerald Street Median Extension

In February 2021, the City closed a section of median strip on Fitzgerald Street to prevent right-turn access in and out of View Street. The intersection change was implemented as a 12 month trial, aimed at reducing vehicle traffic through North Perth Common.

Modelling by independent traffic consultants suggested that any redistribution of traffic as a result of the median closure would likely shift to the nearby distributor roads (Angove, Fitzgerald, Vincent and Charles).

The City has collected traffic data on Alma Road, Angove, View and Glebe Streets prior to the intersection change and we will continue to collect data throughout the year as part of our assessment of the trial.

We would like to take this opportunity to ask how you have experienced the intersection change so far, and ask if you are likely to support making the change permanent when the City consults again early next year.

Share your thoughts

We would like to know what you think of the proposed traffic calming measures in North Perth. We would also like to know if you have any thoughts on the trial closure of the Fitzgerald Street median.

You can share your thoughts with us in a number of ways:

  • By filling out the online survey below
  • By email, to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • By phone, to 9273 6000
  • In person, at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street Leederville (during opening hours)
  • By mail, to PO Box 82, Leederville, 6902

Comments are invited until: Thursday 27 May 2021

What happens next?

After the comment period closes, City staff will summarise all feedback and present recommendations to Council. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the project is scheduled to be considered by Council. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Council Briefing and Council Meeting to ask questions or comment on the project.

For more information, please contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

The City of Vincent would like to know your thoughts about proposed traffic calming measures in the North Perth area bounded by Charles, View, Fitzgerald and Vincent Streets.

Background

In May 2018, a community petition was presented to Council asking the City to investigate traffic calming measures in North Perth. A report was subsequently submitted to Council in September 2018 and the matter was referred to the City’s Urban Mobility Advisory Group (UMAG) for consideration.

The City then held a community forum at the North Perth Town Hall in late 2018 and a further report was presented to Council on 11 December 2018. The City also engaged the services of an independent traffic engineering consultant to review traffic data. This resulted in the North Perth Precinct Traffic Study, which was presented to Council on 25 June 2019. The study recommends a number of traffic calming measures to slow traffic and deter ‘rat running’ through the area. If you have difficulty viewing the version presented to Council. A higher resolution version is available in the document menu.

What's proposed?

To improve road safety in North Perth, the City is proposing to install mid-block single lane slow points in the following streets:

  • Alma Road, between Camelia and Persimmon Streets
  • Camelia Street, between Vincent and Claverton Streets
  • Claverton Street, between Camelia and Alfonso Streets
  • Alfonso Street, between Calverton and Vincent Streets; and
  • Leake Street, between Grosvenor and Chelmsford Roads.

The design of the proposed slow points is shown here. These are the same as the slow points on Shakespeare Street as part of the Safe Active Streets Project. An alternative slow point design, commonly referred to as a ‘blister’, can be viewed here.

Both slow point designs are effective at slowing traffic and both designs incorporate trees. Please note that the installation of slow points typically results in the loss of up to four on-road parking spaces.

Future stage 2 traffic calming

We would also like to get your feedback on a possible second stage of traffic calming measures in North Perth. Stage 2 would feature raised plateaus at critical intersections in the precinct. An example of a raised plateau can be seen at the intersection of Chelmsford Road and Hutt Street in Mount Lawley.

At this stage, we would like to know what you think about the addition of raised plateaus as an additional traffic calming measure in North Perth. This is a consideration for the future, as the City’s initial funding allows for the installation of slow points, but not raised plateaus.

Fitzgerald Street Median Extension

In February 2021, the City closed a section of median strip on Fitzgerald Street to prevent right-turn access in and out of View Street. The intersection change was implemented as a 12 month trial, aimed at reducing vehicle traffic through North Perth Common.

Modelling by independent traffic consultants suggested that any redistribution of traffic as a result of the median closure would likely shift to the nearby distributor roads (Angove, Fitzgerald, Vincent and Charles).

The City has collected traffic data on Alma Road, Angove, View and Glebe Streets prior to the intersection change and we will continue to collect data throughout the year as part of our assessment of the trial.

We would like to take this opportunity to ask how you have experienced the intersection change so far, and ask if you are likely to support making the change permanent when the City consults again early next year.

Share your thoughts

We would like to know what you think of the proposed traffic calming measures in North Perth. We would also like to know if you have any thoughts on the trial closure of the Fitzgerald Street median.

You can share your thoughts with us in a number of ways:

  • By filling out the online survey below
  • By email, to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • By phone, to 9273 6000
  • In person, at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street Leederville (during opening hours)
  • By mail, to PO Box 82, Leederville, 6902

Comments are invited until: Thursday 27 May 2021

What happens next?

After the comment period closes, City staff will summarise all feedback and present recommendations to Council. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the project is scheduled to be considered by Council. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Council Briefing and Council Meeting to ask questions or comment on the project.

For more information, please contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

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