City playing it safe on speed Aaron Corlett
SOME streets in Ardross could have their speed limit reduced to 30km/h after the City of Melville voted to go ahead with a Safe Active Street proposal.
The proposed street would encompass Links Road, a section of Collier Road, Millington Street and Hope Road on to Wilcock Street between Garden City and the Riseley Centre.
The council voted last week to approve the proposal in principle and authorise the chief executive to sign off on a grant agreement between the City and the Department of Transport.
The department is set to fully fund the project, which is expected to cost up to $850,000.
Links Road Safe Active Street would have a speed limit of 30km/h, 4.5m-wide roads and oneway slow points at different sections to encourage people to cycle.
Dr Silcox previously said the project started after an approach from the Department.
“It’s about trying to link up the centres and getting people on the roads on their bicycles,” he said.
Councillors asked at the June 5 briefing session about whether any public consultation had been undertaken.
A council officer said stakeholder engagement would be held in the 2018-19 financial year, along with the council endorsement of detailed designs.
Construction would then take place in the 2019-20 financial year.
The project’s aims include increasing safety for road users, increasing the number of people cycling and reducing vehicle speeds.