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City of Subiaco | Safe Active Street Program

The Safe Active Street (SAS) program seeks to create desirable active travel routes on its streets, providing shared space, low speed, and an attractive environment for people of all ages and abilities to ride and walk comfortably. It is a Department of Transport initiative, developed in partnership with local government.

Evans Street, Excelsior Street and Keightley Road in Shenton Park were identified as a popular cycle route for local residents and school students.

The City of Subiaco received funding from the Department of Transport (DoT) in the 2021-22 financial year to undertake a feasibility study and produce concept designs for a proposed Safe Active Street project on Evans Street, Excelsior Street and Keightley Road. The feasibility study has been completed, including two design idea options. The City would like your input before developing a concept design.

Evidence from previous SAS projects throughout Western Australia shows that Safe Active Streets:

  • Increase weekday bike riding by 45-83 cyclists per day on all intersections within Safe Active Street zones.
  • Increase weekday pedestrian activity by 21-96 pedestrians per day on most intersections within Safe Active Street zones.
  • Reduce daily traffic volumes by 100-900 vehicles per day at most intersections of Safe Active Streets.
  • Reduce the fastest traffic speeds by 6-9km per hour at most intersections of Safe Active Streets.

Consultation so far

Thank you to those who have previously provided feedback and comments to the City regarding this project. The City, along with its appointed design consultants, and the Department of Transport (DoT), has reviewed all community feedback received in the first stage of consultation and developed a concept design for the proposal that aims to achieve the intent of the Safe Active Street while also responding to the surrounding local context appropriately. The consultation period to seek community feedback on the draft concept design has now commenced.

How can I be involved?

Please review the Concept design drawings and summary document in the document library. You can submit your feedback by completing the survey below.

You can also provide your feedback by email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au(External link) or by mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Subiaco, PO Box 270, Subiaco WA 6904. Hard copies of the plans and information sheet will also be available at reception for viewing at both the 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco and 19 Bishop Street, Jolimont offices.

Once all feedback has been reviewed and any final changes to the concept design made, the City will seek Council approval before allocating funding for detailed design and future construction. This consultation period closes at 9am on Monday 22 August 2022.



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