Hector Street Safe Active Street

The City is undertaken extensive community engagement on buffer zone treatment options for the Hector Street Safe Active Street. Closing date: 16 June 2023

Hector Street is an important primary east to west corridor for riding bikes that will ultimately connect the Midland principal shared path at Mt Lawley with the Mitchell Freeway principal shared path and Stirling City Centre, and onward to the coast at Scarborough.  

The City is proposing some changes to Hector Street to create a Safe Active Street. The changes will be implemented along Hector Street, between the Mitchell Freeway and Ranger RoadThe Safe Active Street will provide significant improvements to local access within the community for people who walk, wheel, and ride, and users of mobility aids. It will create a safer, attractive and more liveable environment. This project is jointly funded by the City of Stirling and Department of Transport.

The City has undertaken extensive community engagement on the project with community feedback informing the concept designs. Consistent with the City’s commitment to ongoing project collaboration the City has identified five buffer zones at key intersections that will have priority changes and is seeking input from the community. The City has prepared two options for each zone and is hosting upcoming drop-in sessions to shape the designs with the community.

Please join us between 4.30pm – 5.30pm on any of the following days:

  • Monday 22 May at Grenville Reserve
  • Tuesday 23 May at Grenville Reserve
  • Wednesday 31 May at Grenville Reserve.

These buffer zone options have been listed below and the City invites you to provide feedback on your preferred treatment. 

Verges of Hector 

To support the principles of the SAS the City has created the initiative Verges of Hector to celebrate the verges, the people, and stories of the street. 

As a Platinum Waterwise Council, the City will be offering incentives, workshops and support to residents to create sustainable verge gardens. The City's Sustainable Verge Makeover Guide will inform the initiative and we will be collecting verge stories from the street and bringing them to life in a photoblog.  

We believe your verge is the smile on the front of your house. Join us and change the face of Hector Street by registering your interest via the buffer zone survey.


What is the route of Hector Street Safe Active Street?

The route is a staged project. Hector Street Stage1A is from Mitchell Freeway to Hodgson Street (adjacent Tuart College) for a length of 1.6kms.

Hector Street Stage 1B from Tuart College to Bourke Street.

What is a Safe Active Street?

Safe active streets are cycle routes on quiet local streets, where speeds have been reduced to 30 km/h to allow for a safer shared street space. With lower traffic speeds, the streets are much safer for pedestrians and riders of all ages and abilities, as well as for people driving.

What are the main features in the Safe Active Street?

  • Tree planting, sustainable verge gardens and enhanced landscaping
  • On street parking
  • Changes on the intersection priorities
  • Raised pavement on intersections
  • Wider median on main roads for crossing cyclist
  • Cul de sacs/Turning heads
  • Aesthetic features
  • Bike racks

Is it part of long-term cycle network?

Yes, it is Primary East – West 2A (P E/W 2A) route.

Further details please refer the drawing LTCN

Which are the educational facilities connected through this path?

This route will take safe on-road riding into the community and provides direct connections to:

  • Osborne Park Primary School
  • St Kierans Primary School
  • Servite College Senior High School
  • Tuart Hill Primary School
  • Tuart College STEC
  • (ECU Mt Lawley, Mt Lawley SHS and Perth College in stages 2 and 3).

Why the width is 4.8m?

Extensive research, including Safe and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods indicates that 4.8 meters is a critical width to both reducing speeds and providing the safe passing distance for cyclists now legislated in WA.

Who are the intended primary users of this path?

The primary users of this route, as identified in the ICS (section 1.3), will benefit from the "development of safe, convenient, efficient and attractive cycling infrastructure, available for all, and providing not only a viable alternative transport mode, but also recreational, leisure, tourism and health opportunities for the community". This is a 'route for all', comprising recreational, commuter, occasional cyclists and e-scooters.

What are the benefits of Safe Active Street?

  • Safe active streets are placed on quiet local streets and use different design elements to encourage lower vehicle speeds and volumes, thereby creating a safe, attractive, more liveable environment that encourages people of all ages and abilities to choose bike riding and walking
  • Safe active streets help to create communities where walking and bike riding are safer, more convenient and attractive options
  • Safe active streets create a safe, shared space for all road users, whether they are driving, riding or walking
  • Safe active street routes are carefully selected to safely connect people to schools, shops, parks and other community facilities as well as shared path networks
  • More trees and plants are provided along safe active streets to increase shade and create a cooler and more welcoming street and improve the visual appeal of the neighbourhood
  • Safe active streets aim to encourage people to replace a few short car trips each week with riding or walking, to improve your health, wellbeing and reduce congestion and pollution
  • Safe active streets are an important part of WA’s growing bicycle network which offers safe, attractive and connected infrastructure for bike riding and walking, particularly where a shared path or other infrastructure solutions may not be suitable.


Concept Plan

December 2021

Community Consultation

February - March 2022

Modified Concept Design Consultation

May 2023 - June 2023

Approved Concept Design

June 2023

Detailed Design




Stage 2

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For more information, please contact Transport Services on (08) 9205 8555.

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