Whitfield Street Safe Active Street August 2019

Safe active streets create quieter local roads and a safer environment for families, pedestrians and bike riders. With the speed limit reduced and the implementation of various traffic calming measures such as raised platforms and slow points, streets become much safer for the community to enjoy. Additional trees and greenery are also planted to provide a shade for street users and improve the visual appeal of the street.

6 September 2019

Construction will start in Whitfield Street in early 2020 to create a corridor between Guildford Road and Sandy Beach Reserve for safe cycling and walking. The work will improve road crossings along Whitfield Street, upgrade signage and add landscaping. The project is funded by the Department of Transport and managed by the Town of Bassendean.

To imagine what it will look like, see the indicative flyover video here.

Current status

We're finalising the design and will soon call tenders for its construction.

Have Your Say

If you have any questions about the project, including about the final design, the impact on your property and the timing of the construction work, please contact the Town of Bassendean by Friday 6 September by:

  • Sending an email to yoursay@bassendean.wa.gov.au
  • Contacting the Town's Engineering Technical Coordinator David Dwyer on 93778000
  • Asking us to contact you below

Activation of the route will be planned and delivered in collaboration with the Town, Department of Transport, local residents, schools and businesses.

6 September 2019

Construction will start in Whitfield Street in early 2020 to create a corridor between Guildford Road and Sandy Beach Reserve for safe cycling and walking. The work will improve road crossings along Whitfield Street, upgrade signage and add landscaping. The project is funded by the Department of Transport and managed by the Town of Bassendean.

To imagine what it will look like, see the indicative flyover video here.

Current status

We're finalising the design and will soon call tenders for its construction.

Have Your Say

If you have any questions about the project, including about the final design, the impact on your property and the timing of the construction work, please contact the Town of Bassendean by Friday 6 September by:

  • Sending an email to yoursay@bassendean.wa.gov.au
  • Contacting the Town's Engineering Technical Coordinator David Dwyer on 93778000
  • Asking us to contact you below

Activation of the route will be planned and delivered in collaboration with the Town, Department of Transport, local residents, schools and businesses.

When you ask a question, we will endeavour to provide an answer here

Q&A

  • I am wondering how/if the Coles trucks will exit their docking area - will they continue to exit up Whitfield Street (past the bowling club)? If so, they will be driving up the 'safe active street' regularly which kind of defeats the purpose of a safe street - to have huge trucks mixing with kids on bikes. Will there be an option for the trucks to exit directly onto Guildford Road to avoid this not ideal scenario? Also, initial planning had a dead-end planned for cars for Whitfield Street (at Old Perth Road end), so traffic couldn't go through to the shops. This looks like it isn't going to occur? Again, there will be a large mix of cars on the Safe Active Street in order to access the shops. Making it a dead-end like originally planned would alleviate that also. Can you please confirm if the street will remain open instead of the dead-end?

    5 days ago

    You asked whether trucks will exit their docking area and continue to exit up Whitfield Street past the bowling club? Yes.

    The Safe Active Street has been designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists while also allowing for delivery vehicles to service the shopping centre.

    Will there be an option for the trucks to exit directly onto Guildford Road to avoid this not ideal scenario? Not as part of this project. However the Town is investigating options for alternative vehicle movements for access to the shopping centre through its Integrated Transport Plan.

    Initial planning had a dead-end planned for cars for Whitfield Street. Following analysis of the required vehicle movement for service vehicles such as rubbish trucks, the proposed cul-de-sac will not be implemented. However, slow points and speed restrictions will be used to discourage heavy vehicles and through traffic from using Whitfield Street south of Old Perth Road. These treatments will still allow for kerbside bin collections.