Pedestrian Safety on West Coast Drive
In response to a Council Resolution (0822/029) 16 August 2022 regarding pedestrian safety along West Coast Drive, the City is proposing two pedestrian safety measures along West Coast Drive:
- Installation of five raised pedestrian crossings
- Reduction of speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h
The proposed raised formalised pedestrian crossings will be located at the following intersections;
- Elsie Street, Watermans Bay
- North Beach Road, North Beach
- Saunders Street, North Beach
- Lynn Street, Trigg
- Bennion Street, Trigg
The pedestrian crossings will provide the community with greater opportunity to safely cross West Coast Drive addressing ongoing pedestrian safety concerns. The raised crossings will assist to reduce travel speeds at critical conflict points and the risk of collision with a pedestrian. Overhead street lighting will be installed at the desired locations to comply with Australian Standards for pedestrian lighting at all times of day.
The City is also seeking to understand the level of community support to reduce the speed limit along West Coast Drive from 50km/h to 40km/h. This safety measure will create a safer road environment for people to ride on West Coast Drive. The community sentiment regarding a speed limit reduction along West Coast Drive will inform the City’s proposal to Main Roads WA.
A range of feedback options are available including email, survey and our Coastal Conversations. These sessions will be hosted at proposed crossing locations between 8.00am – 9.00am on any of the following days. Please join us.
- Thursday 24 August | Lynn Street, Trigg
- Tuesday 29 August | North Beach Road, North Beach
- Thursday 31 August | Elsie Street, Watermans Bay
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What is a formalised pedestrian crossing?
A formalised pedestrian crossing provides priority to pedestrians over vehicles and reducing travel speeds at critical conflict points, which increases compliance and reduces the risk of a collision with a pedestrian.
Why has the City selected the five pedestrian crossing locations?
The City undertook vehicle and pedestrian surveys at five desired locations for formalised pedestrian crossings along West Coast Drive. The data obtained from these surveys demonstrated that was justification for the provision of pedestrian crossings along West Coast Drive. In considering this information, Council resolved at the Council Meeting held 27 April 2021 (Council Resolution Number 0421/015).
Coastal Conversations will be hosted at proposed crossing locations between 8.00am – 9.00am on any of the following days. Please join us.
- Thursday 24 August Lynn Street, Trigg
- Tuesday 29 August North Beach Road, North Beach
- Thursday 31 August Elsie Street, Watermans Bay
How will my involvement influence decision making?
This engagement will inform discussions with Main Roads and the establish the level of community support for the proposed formalised pedestrian crossings along West Coast Drive.
What will happen next?
Community engagement will take place from 9 August 2023 to 31 August 2023. The City is seeking to gain a deeper understanding of community support for two proposed pedestrian safety measures along West Coast Drive.
What is the recent pedestrian crash data?
There has been a total of 95 crashes reported on West Coast Drive over a five year period from 2018 to 2022.
During this time, one pedestrian crash has been recorded. It was a serious incident which resulted in the hospitalisation of the pedestrian involved.
The proposed reduction in speed limit, will help motorists avoid crashes by allowing a greater reaction time and reducing breaking distance. In the event of a crash, a lower speed will result in less serious outcomes for the pedestrian involved. Even a small reduction in speed can make a big difference.
If you are intrested in learning more please see Monash University's '5km/H difference' video - https://www.nrspp.org.au/resources/5km-h-difference/
Council notice of motion
Council to consider outcomes
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