What are safe active streets?
Safe active streets (also known as bike boulevards) are cycle routes on quiet local streets, where speeds have been reduced to 30 km/h to allow for a safer shared street space. With lower traffic speeds, the streets are much safer for pedestrians and riders of all ages and abilities, as well as for people driving.
Safe active street routes also form part of wider bicycle networks, connecting to off-road shared paths and linking community amenities such as schools, railway stations or shops.
At major entry points to the safe active streets, blue-and-white Safe Active Street road patches, 30 km/h speed limit signs and raised platforms help to slow traffic and alert people that they are in a bicycle and pedestrian friendly space.
In 2015, three trial sites were chosen in the Cities of Vincent, Bayswater and Belmont. As these trials have developed they have gained interest gaining traction within the local community ad the Department of Transport is now working with addtional local governments to progress safe active street projects through various phases of design, consultation, construction and activation.
- Mount Hawthorn to Leederville Safe Active Street (2018)
- Surrey Road Safe Active Street, Belmont (2019)
- Bayswater to Morley Safe Active Street Stage 1 (2018)
Other safe active streets are planned or under construction in the following areas
- City of Nedlands
- City of Melville
- City of Stirling
- City of Canning
Yesterday we hosted a riding and walking tour of Perth’s safe active streets. Safe active streets are designed for quiet local roads with features such as: 🚸30 km/h speed limits and give-way slow points🗺️connections to other bike routes, schools or parks🌳landscape enhancements to improve the overall look and feel of the streetFind out more about the Safe Active Streets Program www.transport.wa.gov.au/safeactivestreets
Posted by Transport WA on Wednesday, 12 September 2018
For more information
Department of Transport Cycling Team
Disclaimer – Please use this information as a guide and check the project website for up-to-date information