Safe Active Streets - Hector Street
This route has been identified as a primary east to west bike riding corridor that will connect the Midland principal shared path at Mt Lawley with the Mitchel Freeway principal shared path and Stirling City Centre, and onward to the coast at Scarborough.
Hector Street has been identified as having the lowest traffic density compared to other parallel streets, and will improve crossing facilities at Main Street, Wanneroo Road and Flinders Street. It will provide significant improvements to local access, within the community, for bike riders, walkers and users of mobility aids.
The Department of Transport has provided a grant funding contribution of $25,000 to the City in this feasibility part of the Safe Active Street concept for Hector Street.
Benefits from safe active streets:
- 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.
What is the route of stage 1 of the Safe Active Street?
Mitchell Freeway to Yokine.
How is it going to be modified?
The route is designed for bike riders and people walkers. The route will provide a safer environment for all users.
What are the main features in the Safe Active Street?
The main features can include:
- Tree planting
- 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 this a part of Long Term Cycle Network?
Which are the educational facilities connected through this path?
This route will provide a safe active street for bike riders and people walking and will provide a direct connection to a number of schools, including St Kieran's PS, Servite College and SHS, Tuart College, ECU Mt Lawley and Mt Lawley SHS.
What facilities could potentially be connected to the safe active street?
- The route will connect to Stirling, Glendalough and Mount Lawley Train Stations and Midland Principal Shared Path
- The route will potential connect business centres, including Osborne Park, Main Street, Dog Swamp Shopping Centre in Yokine and Beaufort Street strip in the future
- There are also a number of reserves in the general area, including Yokine Regional Open Space, Grenville Reserve, Reader Reserve and Hamer Park that will be connected.
Is there a preferred location?
The City has identified a potential route along Hector Street.
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 route?
This route is intended for bike riders of all ages and ability and, by related improvements to the pedestrian facilities, will further benefit walkers, skateboarders, roller blade and scooter users.
February - March 2022
Modified Concept Design
Approved Concept Design
Potential intersection maps
The below are examples of intersections.
Previous SlideNext Slide An example of a four way intersection modification An example of Mitchell Freeway Principle Shared Path to Hector Street Safe Active Street connection. An example of a typical route crossing of a major road
For more information, please contact Jon Offer, Special Projects on (08) 9205 8555.
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