Beaufort Street variable speed limit trial
On the 11 February 2020, Council voted to begin a two year trial of a variable speed limit on a section of Beaufort Street, Inglewood between Central Avenue and Crawford Road.
You can read the minutes here.
This means the speed limit will drop from 60km/h to 40km/h between the hours of 7.30am and 10pm Sunday to Thursday and between 7.30am and 1am on Friday and Saturday.
The initiative came about following many requests from local businesses and the Town Team, Inglewood on Beaufort over a number of years. The change will bring this strip into line with other 40km/h areas on Beaufort Street including near Perth College during school pick up and drop off times and closer to the Perth City in Mount Lawley and Highgate.
Although we don’t expect there to be any impact, we will also be periodically monitoring vehicle movements and speeds on the adjoining side streets to ensure that there are no flow on effects on adjoining residents.
Should you have any urgent concerns that arise during the trial we ask you contact the City direct on (08) 9205 8555.
When will the trial officially commence?
Now the trial has been approved by Council. We are working on an implementation plan with Main Roads WA and our contractors to have the LED variable signs installed. The official starting date will be widely publicised so that the community and commuters know when to slow down.
Who will enforce the speed limit?
The Western Australian Police force currently have the authority to enforce the speed limit on all public roads. WA Police will be advised of the start date and will be authorised to ensure vehiucles are adhering to the speed limit. The City will be monitoring vehcile speeds as part of our data collection for this trial.
How much will the trial cost?
The City is currently finalising costs of the trial, with the biggest cost being the installation of the LED variable signs.
I live in one of the adjacent local streets off Beaufort Street. Will this cause me any traffic issues?
The City will be actively monitoring Beaufort Street and the affected precinct via traffic collection surveys before and after the proposed project in order to assure that traffic patterns and speed are within an acceptable range.
How will you know if the trial will be successful?
During this trial, we will be monitoring a number of different factors which will help Council assess how the change in speed has impacted the area and will include:
- Traffic volumes
- Vehicle speed
- Accident data
- Pedestrian activity and numbers
- Anecdotal evidence from business owners and residents
When will I next be notified about this project?
The City will launch a public awareness campaign when the trial is set to commence. Local residents will receive a letter with additional information and news items being put on our website and social media channels.
For more information, contact Frank Strever, Transport Services on (08) 9205 8555.